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Happy Reformation Day!

  October 31, 2017 marks exactly 500 years since Martin Luther sent his 95 theses to the Archbishop of Mainz (and likely posted them to the door of the local church in Wittenberg). The theses were rapidly printed and reprinted and spread across Germany over the following months. Special Collections owns a copy of one …

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New acquisitions from the Protestant Reformation

Special Collections recently acquired two important Reformation pamphlets. The first is an edition of Pope Leo X’s bull Exsurge Domine, printed by German Protestant reformer Ulrich von Hutten. The papal bull censured statements from Martin Luther’s writings and threatened him with excommunication if he did not recant. Hutten reprinted the text of the bull and …

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New Reformation-era Acquisitions

BYU’s Renaissance and Reformation Collection contains over 100 Martin Luther pamphlets in German and Latin, comprising letters, religious and political tracts, and sermons.  The most recent additions to this collection are: Luther’s “Wider den falsch genantten geystlichen stand des Bapst und der Bischoffen (Against the So-Called Spiritual Estate of the Pope and the Bishops),” a …

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