The Essay: Luther’s Reformation Gang
Part of Radio 3’s week-long focus ‘Breaking Free: Martin Luther’s Reformation’, marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
He was a complex character, who made enemies easily; he was also brilliant, courageous, and revolutionary. In the first of five essays this week, which look at the most influential figures who brought about the Reformation, Lyndal Roper, Regius Professor of History at Oxford University, profiles the man who has caused her so much fascination, delight and frustration.
Tuesday: Andy Drummond on Thomas Müntzer, the popular but failed revolutionary of the Reformation.
Wednesday: Dr Charlotte Woodford on the contribution of Katharina Von Bora, wife and theological sparring partner, to Luther’s Reformation.
Thursday: Dr Stephen Rose on Johann Walther, the man behind Luther’s musical Reformation.
Friday: Professor Brian Cummings on Philip Melanchthon, Martin Luther’s right hand man.