Monday, July 30, 2007

95 Days of Purpose

Reformation Day, October 31, is the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther's posting for debate 95 Theses or, as they are more properly title, Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences. Dr. Luther's posting began, "Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and of Sacred Theology, and Lecturer in Ordinary on the same at that place." What happened next is called the Protestant Reformation; and from an intended academic debate in a new, backwoods University the world was turned upside down.

David Ould is an Anglican seminarian in Sydney, Australia, who wrote a few days ago,
I’m pleased to announce that for (approximately) the next 95 days will become the Purpose Driven Blog.
In the run-up to Reformation Day (31 October, originally 31 Oct. 1517) I’ve decided to work through Luther’s 95 Theses, the theological equivalent of the Big Bang as far as kickstarting true religion in Europe.
You can find his blog here. He's also posting his going-through the 95 Theses over on Stand Firm, the blog of "Traditional Anglicanism in America." They host Canon Kendall Harmon's TitusOneNine, which you can find near the top of my list of "Blogs for Faithful Churchmen," and there you will find already (young Mr. Ould is up to Thesis 4) lots of comments on each of his posts there.

It should be interesting to see how traditional Anglicans read most famous, though certianly not most read, document.

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