Luther and the Reformation

Centuries after his death, Martin Luther is celebrated as an intellectual giant, a brave opponent of corruption, a shaper of culture, indeed, as one of the most significant figures in Western history. In this course, Dr. Sproul introduces the man who challenged the errant status quo and sparked a flame of change that still burns today: Martin Luther.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

Centuries after his death, Martin Luther is celebrated as an intellectual giant, a brave opponent of corruption, a shaper of culture, indeed, as one of the most significant figures in Western history. Many people, however, are unaware of the events of Luther’s life that led him to make a courageous stand for the gospel in the sixteenth century. In this course, R.C. Sproul provides a thorough introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther. With an eye to the lessons we can learn today, Dr. Sproul traces the major events of Luther’s life and explores the gospel recovered by Luther and the other Protestant Reformers.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to Luther and the Reformation

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • From Luther to the Lightning Bolt

    • Lesson 1: From Luther to the Lightning Bolt

      • watch From Luther to the Lightning Bolt
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • Monastery & Rome Crisis

    • Lesson 2: Monastery & Rome Crisis

      • watch Monastery & Rome Crisis
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
  • Tower Experience

    • Lesson 3: Tower Experience

      • watch Tower Experience
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • Building St. Peters

    • Lesson 4: Building St. Peters

      • watch Building St. Peters
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
  • Indulgence Controversy

    • Lesson 5: Indulgence Controversy

      • watch Indulgence Controversy
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • Progress to Worms

    • Lesson 6: Progress to Worms

      • watch Progress to Worms
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment
  • Roman Catholic View of Justification

    • Lesson 7: Roman Catholic View of Justification (Part 1)

      • watch Roman Catholic View of Justification (Part 1)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 8: Roman Catholic View of Justification (Part 2)

      • watch Roman Catholic View of Justification (Part 2)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 8 Self-Assessment
  • Protestant View of Justification

    • Lesson 9: Protestant View of Justification

      • watch Protestant View of Justification
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 9 Self-Assessment
  • Rome’s Objections Answered

    • Lesson 10: Rome’s Objections Answered

      • watch Rome’s Objections Answered
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 10 Self-Assessment