The Reformation 500

The Reformers of the 16th century, led by Martin Luther, were guided by the conviction that the church of their day had drifted away from the essential, original teachings of Christianity, especially regarding what it was teaching about salvation—how people can be forgiven of sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and receive eternal life with God. The Reformation sought to re-orient Christianity on the original message of Jesus and the early church.

Throughout 2017, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, people throughout the world have begun a year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. From our mid-week Lenten services focusing on the Five Reformation Solae (or Latin slogans; pronounced so-lay) that emerged during the Reformation that summarize the reformers’ theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity, to our Reformation 500 Bookstore, and numerous Concordia University videos and events, we celebrate the Reformation with our community and believers around the world.


Concordia University Reformation 500 Videos

Reformation 500: Concordia-Chicago Events
Rev. Dr. Jeff Leininger discusses the university's exciting event series celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation 
Reformation 500: A Historic Overview
Rev. Dr. Jeff Leininger provides historical context to the Reformation's effect on modern day religion, politics, society and culture.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching! Learn about Martin Luther, his writings, and the impact of the Reformation on the church today. Discover a variety of resources on the Reformation for readers of all ages. Stop by First Saint Paul's Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 26 and April 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to receive up to 50% off and free shipping. Available books include bestselling biographies like Luther the Reformer as well as an atlas of the European Reformations, a graphic novel for young readers, and primary sources from The Annotated Luther series. See a list of additional books available: View a list of just some of the books available. First Saint Paul’s Reformation 500 Bookstore is sponsored by Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the ELCA.  

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching! Learn about Martin Luther, his writings, and the impact of the Reformation on the church today. Discover a variety of resources on the Reformation for readers of all ages.

Stop by First Saint Paul's Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 26 and April 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to receive up to 50% off and free shipping.

Available books include bestselling biographies like Luther the Reformer as well as an atlas of the European Reformations, a graphic novel for young readers, and primary sources from The Annotated Luther series. See a list of additional books available:

View a list of just some of the books available.

First Saint Paul’s Reformation 500 Bookstore is sponsored by Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the ELCA.