University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of the Air – “Martin Luther & the Reformation” with Lee Palmer Wandel

Lee Palmer Wandel

“Martin Luther & the Reformation”

listen to

Lee Palmer Wandel
UW-Madison, Professor of History

on Wisconsin Public Radios’ “University of the Air”

He was a catalyst for a religious revolution and he remains controversial today. Five hundred years ago, an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther began questioning some of the fundamental practices and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church. Historian Lee Wandel will take us through Luther’s thinking about buying forgiveness, the papal interpretation of scripture, celibacy, and nonbelievers. We’ll find out how Luther was able not only to survive, but to flourish at a time when heresy could be fatal. We’ll also look at some famous stories about Luther that are “fake news.”

Program was recorded on November 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

You can listen or download the show on the University of the Air website.