In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Christian History Institute is publishing a three part series of essays by Dr. Jim West on how the citizens of Wittenberg regarded Luther’s reforms, as well as Luther’s remarks about Wittenberg.
Whilst it is fairly well known how Calvin felt about Geneva and the Genevans, and how they felt about him, it is less widely known what Martin Luther’s attitude towards Wittenberg was. Yet the town and the Reformer are eternally and everlastingly intertwined. What was Wittenberg like when Luther lived there and how did the people of the town look upon the new Professor of Bible and his fight with Rome? How influential were Luther’s efforts and did they make any difference to the townsfolk or were they just more academic churchly squabblings which had little impact on the citizens and their daily lives? Read more here.