Kresta in the Afternoon – September 13, 2017 – Hour 2

+  Luther, the Pope and the Reformations - Questions you never thought to ask (full hour)

  • Description: By now we're all familiar with the basic story of Luther's Reformation, which was only one part of the greater reformations. But there's a lot more to the story, and these overlooked details are essential for understanding why the Reformations happened. For example, religious reform was a major force in the reformation, but nationalism played a major role as well. We'll talk with Benjamin Wiker about this and other forgotten details of the Reformations.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Ben Wiker
      Ben Wiker is the author of The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need to Know. He’s a Professor of Political Science and Director of Human Life Studies at Franciscan University, where he is also a Senior Fellow at the Veritas Center. He has also taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University and Thomas Aquinas College. Visit benjaminwiker.com.
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    • The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need to Know

      2017 is the 500th year anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his Ninety-five Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, the event marking the beginning of the Reformation―and the end of unified Christianity. For Catholics, it was an unjustified rebellion by the heterodox. For Protestants, it was the release of true and purified Christianity from centuries-old enslavement to corruption, idolatry, and error. So what is the truth about the Reformation? To mark the 500th anniversary, historian Benjamin Wiker gives us 12 Things You Need to Know About the Reformation, a straight-forward account of the world-changing event that rejects the common distortions of Catholic, Protestant, Marxist, Freudian, or secularist retellings. (learn more)

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