Luther Goes Viral: The Making of a Reformation

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. This list of propositions for academic debate, also known as the Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, was a moment in history that became a movement; it was the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.

Five hundred years later, the Campbell community reflects on the Reformation and its forefather, Martin Luther.

On October 16, Wiggins Library is excited to open the exhibit “Luther Goes Viral: The Making of a Reformation.” The display tells the story of Luther’s message and the context that allowed it to “go viral,” and features artifacts from our archives.

A special opening event and panel discussion at 6pm on October 20th features Campbell faculty members from the departments of Music, Foreign Language, and Christian Studies, and the Divinity School. Sixteenth-century fare will be served at the evening event, followed by a screening of Luther (2003), featuring Joseph Fiennes as Martin Luther and directed by Eric Till.

We invite you to visit the library to experience “Luther Goes Viral," on display Monday, October 16–Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Special Exhibit

Monday, October 16–
Thursday, November 30, 2017

First floor, Wiggins Memorial Library

Exhibit Opening,
Panel Discussion*,
& Movie Viewing

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6:00pm
Periodicals Reading Room,
Wiggins Memorial Library


*Come for Connections credit!

Download the Luther Exhibit Flyer