When Martin Luther nailed a sheet of paper to the church door of a small university town on 31 October 1517, he set off a process that changed the Western world for ever. Luther's ideas spread like wildfire. In this historical biography, the author reveals the often contradictory psychological forces that drove Luther forward.
Professor Lyndal Roper, Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, will discuss her new book with:
Professor Laura Marcus (Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford)
Dr Simeon Zahl (Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Nottingham)
Professor Jas' Elsner (Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College; Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art, Faculty of Classics; Professor of Late Antique Art, Faculty of Classics)
Chaired by Professor Almut Suerbaum (Associate Professor in German, University of Oxford).
Lunch will be available from 12:30, with discussion from 13:00 - 14:00.
Part of Book at Lunchtime, a fortnightly series of bite size book discussions, with commentators from a range of disciplines.