Reformation in Germany

A Survey of the Life and Theology of Martin Luther and How His Legacy Impacted the Lutheran Church

Curated by Ryan Reeves

Course Introduction

About This Course

This course lays the foundation for the Lutheran Reformation in Germany and traces its expansion and repercussions. Dr. Ryan Reeves provides an exciting visual narrative of this movement in the following sections.

About Dr. Ryan Reeves


Samford University, B.A.
Reformed Theological Seminary, M.A., M.Div.
University of Cambridge, Ph.D.


Dr. Reeves has been a full-time faculty member at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, FL since 2010. Dr. Reeves completed a Ph.D. in Church History from the University of Cambridge on Tudor evangelicalism. He has been a guest lecturer for Reformed Theological Seminary and also for Cambridge University. A church historian, Dr. Reeves’ primary research interests are political theology and ecclesiology during the Reformation, specifically political obedience, resistance theory and the relationship between church and state. He also has an interest in the early Swiss Reformation, the Tudor dynasty and early Protestant theology.

Late Medieval Background

Luther's Reformation Breakthrough

Recommended Resources

Luther's Reformation: An Overview

Later Lutheranism: In Two Parts

  • Part 1

  • Part 2

Lutheran Pietism