Luther’s ’95 Theses’

The 95 Theses, famously posted on the door of the Wittenberg Church in 1517 by Martin Luther (1483-1586), were a series of short points that he was willing to debate. They were primarily concerned with indulgences (the partial or total remission of temporal punishment due to sin), and particularly the sale of indulgences. During this … Continue reading Luther’s ’95 Theses’

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Flat Earth?

Popular culture likes to dismiss the Middle Ages as a period of ignorance, epitomised by the supposition that everybody thought the earth was flat. Many school textbooks still hold this outdated belief. The idea that people of the Middle Ages thought that the earth was flat is completely false. That the earth was round was … Continue reading Flat Earth?