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500 years ago, a German monk issued a stunning challenge to papal authority and the entire Holy Roman Empire
The split that followed fostered the development of religious & political freedoms in Europe but also set the stage for persecution & war.
The Protestant Reformation also changed how Europeans ate and drank.
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1. Today is not just any Reformation Day, but #Reformation500 Day. That calls for another installment of #TwitterSeminary.
2. My reflections are prompted by the question: Just what was the Reformation really about? What was its essential aim?
3. In a recent WaPo article, Stanley Hauerwas weighed in on this question.…
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Today is #Reformation500! Which makes a really great intro to talk about revolution, millenarianism, body-parts magic & elephants.
First, this is interesting, & directly leads to elephants (see my later tweets). By @spulliam; #ProsperityGospel…
An aside: Luther mistranslated hyraxes as rabbits, which caused much confusion about kosher laws etc
#Reformation500, cc.@garetrobinson
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