Luther Film Screening
This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses, which was the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, Faulkner University is hosting The University Read, commemorating this historic event through a community reading of the Luther biography, Here I Stand, as well as discussion groups, online forums, and guest speakers.
Part of this celebration at Faulkner will include a screening of the 2003 biopic Luther starring Joseph Fiennes, which covers Luther’s life from becoming a monk in 1505 to the Diet of Augsburg in 1530. The film outlines much of his adult life, such as his denunciation of indulgences, excommunication, being forced into hiding, and his marriage to Katharina von Bora. Luther ends with the words, “Today over 540 million people worship in churches inspired by his Reformation.”
The film screening will be held on October 31, 2017 at 6:30pm in Faulkner University’s Dinner Theatre. It is a free event and open to the community.