Luther and the printing press

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By Amanda Fanger

It’s amazing what the power of the printed word can do.

While Martin Luther’s act of nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the church is the image that sticks out in everyone’s mind when thinking of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, the spreading of this movement was really made possible by what was then a relatively new piece of technology: the printing press.

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