Album for Magisterial Reformation

Wittenberg Door

This is the door of the Castle church in Wittenberg where Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses.

Luther and Katie

Luther married Katherine von Bora in 1525.

ingolstadt_u

This is a mural on the wall of the University of Ingolstadt.

calvin_geneva

This is a statue of Calvin at the Reformation Monument in Geneva.

luther_hall

Luther Hall in Wittenberg. Many reformers, including Robert Barnes met with Luther here during the Reformation.

Melanchthon's Grave

Melanchthon's Grave in the Castle Church at Wittenberg.

Melanchthon Study

Melanchthon's study in Wittenberg.

Zwingli Statue

Statue of Zwingli at the Wasserkirke in Zurich.

Ingolstadt University

View of the University of Ingolstadt where Johann Eck and Balthasar Hübmaier taught. Argula von Grumbach challenged the faculty here to debate her evangelical theology.

Fugger House

Luther met with Cajetan in 1518 in the Fugger House in Augsburg.

Worms Cathedral

Cathedral in Worms. Charles V summoned Luther to the Diet of Worms in 1521.

Heinrich Bullinger

Above is a statue of Bullinger on the Grossmünster in Zurich.

Geneva

View of Geneva from Calvin's Church.

Wittenberg Door

Close-up of the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. Notice Luther at the foot of the cross with the German New Testament and Melanchthon with the Augsburg Confession!

Melanchthon Statue

Statue of Melanchthon at the Reformation monument in Worms.

Pre-Reformers

Notice the side view of this Luther monument in Geneva. It symbolizes the fact that Valdez (Peter Waldo), Wycliffe, and Hus's reforms set the stage for Luther's endeavor.

Castle Church Altar

Above is the altar in the Castle church in Wittenberg. Karlstadt served as a deacon here and preached here when Martin Luther was in hiding at Wartburg Castle.

Calvin

An image of John Calvin at the Reformation Monument in Worms.

Zwingli

Picture of Zwingli at the Reformation Monument in Worms.

Diet of Speyer Statue

Statue at the Reformation Monument in Worms that symbolizes the Diet of Speyer in 1529. Notice the hand raised in protest.

Pulpit in St. Thomas' Church in Leipzig

Above is the pulpit of St. Thomas' Church in Leipzig. Luther preached here and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was the choirmaster here for 27 years.

Calvin and Beza

Theodore Beza (shown right of Calvin above) was Calvin's successor in Geneva.

Haller

The above image of Haller is found on the door of Zwingli's church in Zurich.

Vadian

The image of Vadian shown above is found on the door of Zwingli's church in Zurich.

Reformation Seal

Calvin's Church in Geneva

After escaping from prison in Vienne, Michael Servetus fled to Geveva where he was captured and burned at the stake. Calvin's role in Sevetus' execution has often been criticized.

Baptistry

Ironically, the baptistery shown above was discovered while excavating beneath Calvin’s church in Geneva. Even though Calvin rejected Anabaptism, persons were baptized by immersion centuries before his ministry in Geneva.

Calvin's Church

John Calvin's church in Geneva.

Calvin's Pulpit in Geneva

Calvin's Pulpit in Geneva.

Geneva

This is a view from Calvin's church in Geneva. One can see why Geneva was described as a "city on a hill."

Wartburg Castle

Above is the entrance to Wartburg Castle overlooking Eisenach. While Martin Luther was exiled here, he composed his German translation of the New Testament.

Wartburg Castle

Above is Wartburg Castle overlooking Eisenach. While Martin Luther was exiled here, he composed his German translation of the New Testament.

Wartburg Castle

Above is Wartburg Castle overlooking Eisenach. While Martin Luther was exiled here, he composed his German translation of the New Testament.

Luther's Study

Above is Luther's study at Wartburg Castle. He composed his German translation of the New Testament here.

St Anna's Church in Augsburg

St Anna's Church in Augsburg where Martin Luther stayed when he met Cajetan in 1518.

Zwingli Monument in Geneva

Zwingli monument in Geneva.

Ulrich Zwingli

Ulrich Zwingli

Portrait of Zwingli

Ulrich Zwingli

Castle Church Pulpit

Castle Church Altar

Altar in the Castle Church in Wittenberg where Martin Luther preached.

Wartburg Castle

Wartburg Castle

Wartburg View

View from the entrance of Wartburg Castle.

Wartburg Castle

Wartburg Castle

Diet of Speyer

Statue at the Reformation Monument in Worms that symbolizes the Diet of Speyer in 1529. Notice the hand raised in protest.

Melanchthon's Grave

Melanchthon's Grave in the Castle Church at Wittenberg.

Luther Monument in Geneva

Martin Luther Monument in Geneva.

Katherine von Bora

The above statue of Katherine von Bora (1499-1552) is in the courtyard of the Luther House in Wittenberg.

University of Geneva

The University of Geneva was founded by John Calvin and Théodor de Bèze in 1559.

Frederick the Wise

Frederick the Wise was Elector of Saxony from 1486-1525.

Grossmunster in Zurich

Above is the Grossmunster in Zurich where Zwingli preached.

View of Grossmunster

Above is a view of the Grossmunster in Zurich where Zwingli preached. Notice the absence of elaborate stained glass prominent in many churches built during this time. This is due to Zwingli’s rejection of "image-worship."

Martin Luther

Image of Martin Luther.