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2011-10-31
October 31: The Reformer Priest

Martin Luther's Reformation (1517) It was on this date, October 31, 1517, that the Protestant Reformation began in Germany, when 31-year-old Martin Luther posted his 95 theses at Wittenberg Cathedral. That document attacked papal abuses and the sale of offices and indulgences by church officials. Furthermore, Luther argued several other points: • that Christian salvation […]

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2011-07-10
July 10: Religious Bigotry in Geneva

"Calvin was ... as nearly like the God of the Old Testament as his health permitted." - Robert Ingersoll

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