Peter Matheson leads off a series in Candour marking 500 years since the Reformation. Peter served as Professor of Church History at Knox Theological Hall and still resides in the Dunedin area.
Everyone’s heard of Luther and Calvin. But the Reformation was a movement, not a one man gang, and a very varied movement at that. There were women Reformers, like Katherine Zell in Strassburg and the aristocratic Argula von Grumbach. And there were radical Reformers, who thought power had gone to Luther’s head and he was acting like a new Pope.
Thomas Müntzer was a lively, highly controversial Reformer. Continue reading