This is a history and biographical podcast detailing the life of Martin Luther, and the events of the Reformation. This series also details the events , personalities and inventions of the 15th Century and 16th Century, along with the impact of all on the history and politics of Germany, Europe, Western Civilization and the practice of religion, including the overall effect on Christianity.
Episode 34 An Augsburg Appointment
On this episode, Martin Luther is "invited" to a special meeting in Augsburg in October of 1518 with Cardinal Cajetan. Can you say, recant?
Episode 33: What the Eck?
We pick up the story after the Heidelberg Disputation, and discuss the relationship between Martin Luther and Johannes Eck, and Eck’s criticism of the 95 Theses. Cardinal Cajetan enters the narrative, as we set the scene for Luther’s upcoming trial at Augsburg. Happy Listening!
Episode 32: A Year Like No Other
Wow: Finally a new episode! In this episode, we explore Martin Luther’s Sermon on Indulgences and Grace and the Heidelberg Disputation. Happy Listening!
Episode 31: Reading, Writing & Heretics!
This is a rather eclectic episode, digging into literacy and communication methods in the late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation. The move from Latin to writing in the vernacular. We’ll also discuss the tortured history of heretics, especially Jan Hus, and whether reformers like Martin Luther had a reason to be a little fearful. Happy […]
Episode 30: The Empire Strikes Back…Well, Kind’a Pushes Back
Leo X, Archbishop of Mainz and Johann Tetzel respond to the 95 Theses
Episode 29: The Postman Always Rings Thrice? The 95 Theses Hits the Road
Based on where we are in the story of Martin Luther, this is essentially the beginning of “Book II” in the telling of The Life nd Times of Martin Luther. In this episode we meet three friends of Martin Luther: Johannes Lang, Georg Spalatin and Christopher Scheurl. Each likely had an impact on the […]
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Life and times of Martin Luther
Steve does a great job of giving you the background of the times before and during Martin Luther so that you get a full understanding of how his thesis evolved. Every episode has been a great history lesson, not just on Martin Luther, but the rulers and people of those days! And, thanks to Steve for “shout out”, he does read all your comments and emails!!
Great historical accounts
This is a great single-narrator of history on Martin Luther. It goes into enough detail to be truly informative, without bogging down in minutia. I have used this source to prepare to teach lessons on Martin Luther. His voice and delvery are excellent and pleasant.
Martin Luther podcast
I truly appreciate the time and effort that you have put into your research on Martin Luther! Understanding the times and circumstances one finds themselves in, adds to the complete story and gives insight as to why things happened or at least influenced the direction of Luthers life.
As I am only on episode three, I shall look forward to finding new discoveries on Luthers life. It seems quite evident that you like Luther, so may I suggest that you listen to a series by R C Sproul, on the Ligonier website, on Luther. Well worth your time. GES