The Reformation

Three surprising ways the Protestant Reformation shaped our world

Martin Luther Posts His 95 Theses to the door of the church!

By Alec Ryrie, special to CNN
Updated 6:26 AM ET, Sun October 29, 2017

Alec Ryrie is the author of "Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World" and professor of Christian history at Durham University in England.

(CNN)If you're a Protestant, the anniversary of the revolution Martin Luther set in motion 500 years ago this Tuesday is a big deal. But even if you're not, it should be. The Reformation was one of the decisive events that made the world we live in, for better or worse.

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