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This documentary special presents the story of the Protestant Reformation in Europe in the 16th century. It examines the events that led to the religious revolution, the process of the Reformation itself, and the consequences for the whole of Europe. The special is hosted by travel expert Rick Steves and was shot on location around Europe.

Ligonier Ministries
1 Season, 10 Episodes
Cast: R.C. Sproul
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Luther and the Reformation Full Episode Guide

  • Jesus Christ changed the course of human history in more signifcant ways than Martin Luther. In the ninth part of this series, R.C. Sproul helps us understand what Luther discovered about the life and death of Jesus, and why this is truly good news.

  • Are Protestants "accursed"? How deep is their divide with the Roman Catholic Church? In the eighth part of this series, R.C. Sproul continues his examination of Rome's beliefs and the Protestant understanding of faith.

  • What do Protestants "protest"? In the seventh part of this series, R.C. Sproul begins to examine the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church with a particular focus on the doctrine of justification.

  • "Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me." In the sixth part of this series, R.C. Sproul describes Martin Luther's heroic boldness and explains what led him to declare those famous words.

  • Who was Johannes Tetzel? In the fifth part of this series, R.C. Sproul discusses Tetzel's marketing techniques and the watershed moment from which the Protestant Reformation would flow.

  • The church is comprised of sinful men and women. This reality was clearly seen in the sixteenth century. In the fourth part of this series, R.C. Sproul describes what Luther witnessed in the Roman Catholic Church and his subsequent protests.

  • Martin Luther opened a book and his life was changed. In the third part of this series, R.C. Sproul explains what Luther discovered as he studied the words of the Apostle Paul in the book of Romans.

  • What does it mean to be "holy"? This is a question Martin Luther wrestled with. In the second part of this series, R.C. Sproul recounts Luther's struggle to reconcile his guilt with his understanding of the holiness of God.

  • Protestants around the world today celebrate their distinction from the Roman Catholic Church. Yet, how many actually know the history behind their separation? In the first part of this series, R.C. Sproul introduces the man who challenged the status quo and sparked a flame of change that still burns today.

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