Reformation 500 Resources and Videos

January 10, 2018 by Presbyterian Foundation

Understanding the history and the context of the Reformation is a helpful basis for better understanding the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We prepared extensive resources for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation that you can access at the links below.


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Selected Readings


Reformation Timeline


 Meet the Reformers


 Luther's 95 Theses


 The 5 “Solas”




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The Reformation Wittenberg, Zurich, and Geneva: Cradles of the Reformation
500 years ago, Martin Luther published his 95 Theses, an act many credit as the start of the Reformation. How does that history inform our Church today? Wittenberg, Zurich and Geneva gave birth to two great streams of reformation doctrine in life. Streams that flow into the present and guide our faith today.
 Martin Luther  A Witness to the Reformation
Martin Luther was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation rejecting certain teachings and practices in the Roman Catholic church. “Wherever the Word of God is purely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered in accordance with Christ's institution, there, it cannot be doubted, a church of God exists.” John Calvin
 Huldrych Zwingli  John Calvin
Zwingli was a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. He is the only major reformer of the 16th century whose movement did not evolve into a church. John Calvin was a central developer of the system of Christian theology called Calvinism or Reformed theology. He is famous for his teachings and writings, in particular for his Institutes of the Christian Religion.
Reformed and Always to be Reformed According to the Word of God