Editorial

Authors

  • Ioan-Gheorghe Rotaru Associate Professor, ‘Timotheus’ Brethren Theological Institute of Bucharest

Abstract

October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the debut of the Protestant Reformation (October 31, 1517), a historic event marked by the public display on the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral of 95 Theses by Martin Luther, at that time an Augustinian monk and professor of Theology at the University of Wittenberg, as well as parish priest of the Wittenberg Church. Martin Luther is known to be “the father of the Reformation”, and his theses condemning the abuse of the indulgences system at the time were indeed a public challenge to a theological debate on this subject (Durant 2015, 18), even the next day at the university, but no one at that time dared to take on the displayed challenge (White 1992, 82), and some even wondering about a man’s boldness to speak against a whole system. His intention was not to create a new church, as an alternative to the existing Church, but to reform the Universal Church through a true return to the ideal of the Church, seen by Martin Luther, only in the Sacred Scripture.

Published

2020-03-17

How to Cite

Rotaru , I.-G. (2020). Editorial. SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research , 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.scientiamoralitas.com/index.php/sm/article/view/8