Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:

Today's question is:
Martin Luther is widely believed to have nailed his 95 Theses, a denunciation of the Catholic practice of selling “indulgences”, on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany (although there is some scholarly debate as to whether or not he actually nailed them to the door). In what year did Luther “publish” or “post” the 95 Theses, essentially igniting the Protestant Reformation?

Come back tomorrow when we start another Theme Week here at Right On The Left Coast. The theme? Computers!


Eric W. said...

Oooh, computers.

MAJ K said...

October 31, 1517. Being a Lutheran myself, I had the privilege when stationed in Germany of being in Wittenberg for Reformation Day in 2003, and got to listen to a concert of Luther's music performed in the Castle Church. Very moving.

Darren said...

I used to love it when, on one Fall Sunday a year, we'd sing Luther's A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein Feste Burg) in the Cadet Chapel, to the accompaniment of that huge pipe organ. The whole place would shake with bass.

A mighty fortress is our God
A bulwark never failing.
Our helper He amidst the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.