Text:  Michał Rzecznik

Illustrations:  Piotr Nowacki




96 pages


22 x 28,5 cm





The plot of the book starts with the childhood and youth of Luther, which is placed against the background of the reality of the era. Then, the time of his studies and monastery life, to show that this was the period which shaped Luther’s outlook as a critical observer of some Church practices and the future reformer. The story then follows the dispute concerning the indulgencies, Luther’s 95 theses proclaimed in Augsburg, and his split-up from the Catholic Church. The book also tells about translating the Bible, the development of print, widening dissemination of the Holy Script, the spread of reading skills outside of the Church, development of schools and universities. Finally, it also shows the history of the establishment of the Lutheran Church and the Protestant community.