The document that set in motion the Lutheran Reformation! This 18" X 24" poster of Martin Luther's 95 Theses is printed in full color on glossy, heavy weight poster paper. Text is in English. A great conversation piece. Frame and hang it, use for educational purposes, or to celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation, October 31st. The Ninety-Five Theses, composed originally in Latin, were posted by Martin Luther on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517. The Castle Church was used by the university as its "campus church" and as such the door served as a sort of public bulletin board for the academic community. The theses were a proposal for a discussion about the anti-Biblical practice of indulgences. October 31, 1517, the day before All Saints Day, was chosen because the Castle Church was also home to one of the largest collection of relics in all of Western Christendom, owned by the Saxon Elector Frederick the Wise. Indulgences were granted to the faithful for viewing the many relics that were put on display on All Saints Day.
It was Luther's intent to dispute the practice on the basis that it was not in accord with what Scripture taught. This document shows Luther's still-developing doctrinal understanding of the Scriptures. Though there is much to be desired as far as doctrinal purity in the 95 Theses, Christians still appreciate the document as much needed step in the right direction; away from human tradition and toward the Word of the Lord which endures forever. The 95 Theses were originally hand-written, but were very quickly printed and distributed throughout Europe.