Brand Luther with Andrew Pettegree in St Andrews

Wednesday 10th February 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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On the eve of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary one of St Andrews’ most respected academics, vice president of the Royal Historical Society, Andrew Pettegree joins us to discuss his revolutionary look at Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the birth of publishing.

When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church in 1517, protesting corrupt practices, he was virtually unknown. Within months, his ideas spread across Germany, then all of Europe; within years, their author was not just famous, but infamous, responsible for catalyzing the violent wave of religious reform that would come to be known as the Protestant Reformation and engulfing Europe in decades of bloody war.

Brand Luther fuses the history of religion, of printing, and of capitalism—the literal marketplace of ideas—into one enthralling story, revolutionizing our understanding of one of the pivotal figures and eras in human history.

Bold, original and packed with insights garnered from the most extensive research, Brand Luther is a captivating read by a most remarkable scholar – do join us in celebrating this latest work!

**Please note all scholar tickets must be booked before the day of the event, and will no longer be available to purchase on February 10th **