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. Speakers at this event included Professor Lyndal Roper, Professor Laura Marcus, Dr Simeon Zahl, and Professor Jas Elsner. It was chaired by Professor Almut Suerbaum.