MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile students celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a special exhibit featuring leaves from a “Lutherbibel.”
The exhibit was displayed in the School of Christian Studies’ Theology Commons. Set prominently in the lounge and library were three framed pages from a 1584 printing of Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible. These particular leaves were significant, not only because they were printed a mere 38 years after Luther’s death, but also because they were printed in the town of Wittenberg – the location of the door where Luther nailed his 95 theses.
Instructor of Christian Studies Kyle Beshears says that one of the calls of the Reformation was that scripture alone is the highest and most sufficient authority for all spiritual matters.
“Martin Luther believed this so much that he painstakingly translated the New Testament from Greek to German – from an uncommon language to a common language – so that everyone, not just a small class of educated clergy, could read and study God’s word,” Beshears explains.
“A small piece of that powerful legacy is on display here at University of Mobile today.”
About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.