Published: Oct 13, 2017
Posted In: Press Releases
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.”
· 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
About 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 . A 360-degree hardhat tour of the museum is available .