Reformation Documentaries

Reformation Documentaries
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The Reformation Journey


 Explore with Victor, Dejan and friends some of the more interesting and less known aspects of the Reformation.  A five part series done on location through Europe.


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Martin Luther – Complete PBS documentary. (Parts 1 & 2) (Quote from Amazon) Martin Luther is born into a world dominated by the  Catholic Church. For the keenly spiritual Luther, the Church's promise  of salvation is irresistible. Caught in a thunderstorm and terrified by  the possibility of imminent death, he vows to become a monk. But after  entering the monastery, Luther becomes increasingly doubtful that the  Church can actually offer him salvation. His views crystallize further  when he travels to Rome and finds the capital of Catholicism swamped in  corruption. Wracked by despair, Luther finds release in the pages of the  Bible, discovering that it is not the Church, but his own individual  faith that will guarantee his salvation. With this revelation, he turns  on the Church. He attacks its practice of selling Indulgences in his  famous 95 Theses, putting himself on an irreversible path to conflict  with the most powerful institution of the day. The Catholic Church uses  all of its might to try to silence Luther, including accusations of  heresy and excommunication. Protected by his local ruler, Frederick the  Wise, Luther continues to write radical critiques of the Church. In the  process, he develops a new system of faith that places the freedom of  the individual believer above the rituals of the Church. Aided by the  newly invented printing press, his ideas spread rapidly. He is called  before the German imperial parliament in the city of Worms and told he  must recant. Risking torture and execution, Luther refuses, proclaiming  his inalienable right to believe what he wishes. His stand becomes a  legend that inspires revolution across Europe, overturning the  thousand-year old hegemony of the Church. But as the reformation expands  into a movement for social freedom, Luther finds himself overwhelmed by  the pace of change, and is left vainly protesting that his followers  should be concerning themselves with God.   And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3 


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The Protestant Reformation is a illustrated audio history of the Protestant Reformation presented by Denton Bible Media Ministry.


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Rick Steves, Luther, and the Reformation


Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant  Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this  one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the  story of a humble monk who lived a dramatic life. Rick visits key sites  relating to the Reformation (including Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Rome) and  explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from  indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the  Counter-Reformation. It’s a story of power, rebellion, and faith that  you’ll never forget. 


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Luther   The first known movie drama about Martin Luther first produced in 1953.  A black and white movie classic.


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