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Museum of the Bible Releases New Content Series on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Published: Oct 13, 2017

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October 31, 2017 Marks 500 Years Since Legend Says Martin Luther Nailed His Ninety-Five Theses to the Door of Castle Church in Germany  

WASHINGTON Traditionally, Oct. 31 is commemorated around the world as Reformation Day –  the day that would change the course of Christendom forever – when Martin Luther, wrote the Ninety-Five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. Now, less than a month away from its highly anticipated grand opening on Nov. 17, Museum of the Bible will release a brand-new multimedia content series to mark the event that ignited the Reformation.

“Long before the internet, YouTube and social media, Martin Luther set in motion what can appropriately be described as a viral movement that transformed the very foundations of Europe, Western Civilization, and in many ways the entire world,” says Steven Bickley, vice president of marketing for Museum of the Bible. “Culturally, politically and spiritually, the Ninety-Five Theses is a pivotal point in history that led to, among other things, the rapid translation of the Bible into the heart languages of millions of people. Today that number is in the billions. This is part of the Bible’s remarkable journey and it’s brought to life through this new multimedia series.”

The Protestant Reformation was an important event in the history of the Bible, leading to new translations, different interpretations, and innovations in Bible formatting and printing. The entire content series will be featured on a special microsite museumofthebible.org/reformation that tells stories of the Reformation and how it was a catalyst for the new translations of the Bible into dozens of other languages.

Content includes:

·      30-minute radio special/podcast

·      10 one-minute audio/video features

·      A YouVersion reading plan

·      A three-minute animated short on the history of the Reformation

·      An animated graphic on the spread of Bible translations through Europe

·      Bible translation facts and statistics

Content from the series will be deployed in English and Spanish, and broadcast on the largest Christian television network in Mexico and Latin America, Enlace.

Please email mediainquiries@thekcompany.co to request comment or to schedule an interview with Reformation experts from Museum of the Bible:

·       Brian Hyland, associate curator of medieval manuscripts for Museum of the Bible

·       Dr. David Trobisch, director of collections for Museum of the Bible

·       Allison Brown, writer and editor for Museum of the Bible

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About Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. In 2017, Museum of the Bible, which aims to be the most technologically advanced museum in the world, will open its 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum just three blocks from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. A digital fly-through of the Museum is viewable here. A 360-degree hardhat tour of the museum is available here.

 

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