Book Review September 22, 2016 admin No comments

October 31, 1517

My very first blog post will be about October 31, 1517, Martin Luther and the Day That Changed the World. Every since I was young I was interested in Martin Luther. Martin Luther was a German professor of Theology, composer, priest, monk and an important figure in the protestant reformation.

They way I learned it at school went. The church back then had certain rules and texts. However these were mostly in Latin and of course often written. The majority was talking these texts without knowing or really understanding them. Then one day there were these rules which the people didn’t understand but just agreed to them.

In the morning one of the priest wrote down the new rules and placed them on the door of the church. Unfortunately the majority couldn’t read it and therefore just obeyed to them. One of the people who read the new rules was Martin Luther, he read and shivered. He took the note from the window, got a couple of crates and started standing on top of them and was facing the public.

He started to read very loud rules one by one and explaining every part of them and also his own point of view of it. Because he already was a respected man people were paying attention to him. The more he read, the more upset he became and this was the start of the famous reformation.

The book explains in more details what really happened and what really went on in the minds of the religious figures and especially Martin Luther, all seen through the eyes of a commoner.  This last part makes it interesting for the viewer as we experience it like others have experienced it back in the day.