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Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation


Thursday, we’re talking about Martin Luther. In the 16th century, he ignited a movement to rethink the traditions and beliefs of Christianity. He came to be seen as a heretic or revolutionary, but the historian Craig Harline said Luther never set out to be either of those things. He began as a cranky friar who obsessed about the fate of his soul. He went looking for answers, and when he found them, refused to keep his mouth shut. Harline has just written a new book called A World Ablaze.

Craig Harline is a professor of history at Brigham Young University. His book A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation [Indie bookstores|Amazon] is published by Oxford University Press.

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m., Harline will give a reading and signing at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East in Salt Lake City. More details at kingsenglish.com