500 Jahre Reformation

Luther Decade

Reformation - Image and Bible / Photo: epd-bild/Sascha Willms

Theme Year "Reformation - Image and Bible"

During the Luther Decade, the church and the state collaborate in creating ten theme years, forging the path towards the Reformation anniversary in 2017.
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Cranach the Younger, the focus turns to the art of the Reformation period. The Reformation was also a media revolution. A new language of words and images was created. What “images” does faith assume today, and how is its message communicated through media, pictures and language?more


„It´s the goal of the anniversary of the Reformation to fan the flame of curiosity for God within people today. I really like this goal.“ more
Around two weeks ago, the Playmobil figure of Martin Luther was presented in Nürnberg (Nuremberg). Barely 7.5 centimeters in height, the little Luther is holding a quill and a Bible in his hands. more
In 2015 the theme year „Reformation – Image and Bible“ offers a broad range of opportunities to inform oneself in depth about the media aspects of the Reformation. more
The Evangelical Bishop of Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Protestant Church of Germany (EKD). On Tuesday, the Church Parliament elected the 54-year-old by a great majority as head of the 23.4 million Protestants in Germany. more
With a ceremonial act, the theme year "Reformation – Image and Bible" was opened in Hamburg. During his speech in the town hall, Hamburg's Lord Mayor Olaf Scholz elaborated on the history of Reformation in Hamburg. more

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Luther and the Consequences - 500 Years of Reformation History