BreakPoint Podcast: Eric Metaxas and John Stonestreet on Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Birth of the Modern World

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, John Stonestreet interviewed his BreakPoint co-host Eric Metaxas about the impact of the Reformation on the modern world and about Eric’s outstanding new book: “Martin Luther: The Man Who re-Discovered God and Changed the World.”


Eric’s book is now available at the BreakPoint online bookstore.

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  • Julie

    I have always been a confused by a line in All Mighty Fortress Is Our God.
    What is the “little word” that well fell Satan? Our hymal doesn’t capitalize it so I don’t think its meaning The Word from John 1:1.

    Does anyone know?

  • Al

    I did want to bring to light one thing Mr. Metaxes mentioned on the podcast. He said that Luther was responsible for translating the Bible in German, alluding to the myth that the Bible was not in the vernacular before Luther came on the scene; this is false. There were at least 20 different German translations of the bible that already existed during the time of the revolt Luther led. I would advise anyone to check their historical facts before repeating a blanket statement like this. One thing that Mr. Metaxes fails to realize, is that the Christian church at that time, which existed from the time of the Apostles, was the Catholic Church and that “reformers” existed already before Luther, but they correctly righted the wrongs within the Church and not create foreign doctrines (i.e. sola scriptura, sola fide). Should anyone leave Jesus because Peter sinned and denied our Lord? No? Then neither should Luther or any Christian Protestant.

  • wlawhorn

    Bob. I’m sitting in Berlin now at the end of the 3rd day of the Wittenberg 2017 Congress. It is 6 hours later here & in the “Hallowed Tween Hours” ( so the tween hours before something holy or hallowed, All Saints Day. It is now 500 years ago that Martin Luther would have nailed his 95 statements/theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg (not during the day) as he knew it would be read tomorrow when everyone came to church. Tomorrow I will be there along with 600 leaders who represent over 500,000 evangelical churches, Luthers bones are buried there, but he rejoices before the throne, as we sing, A Mighty Fortress and declare @Finish2030 a declaration to reach and put scripture of the 2800 unreached peoples group by 2030. We, the church can do it