Martin-Gropius-Bau - The Luther Effect. Protestantism. 500 Years in the World

A Deutsches Historisches Museum exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Deutsches Historisches Museum is inviting you on a journey leading through five centuries and four continents. The first exhibition, “The Luther Effect”, shows the diversity and historical impact of Protestantism, but also its potential for giving rise to conflicts in the world. What traces of Protestantism can be found in other denominations and religions? How has Protestantism itself changed as a result of these encounters, and not least: How have people made Protestant teachings their own – how have they shaped and lived them? Starting from the Reformation in the 16th century, the exhibition presents a worldwide history of the impact and reciprocal effects of Protestantism, using the examples of Sweden, the USA, South Korea and Tanzania.
The Deutsches Historisches Museum is presenting the exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau on an area of some 3,000 m² and bringing together outstanding exponents from national and international lenders, many of which have never before been displayed in Germany.
The exhibition will be on view until November 5, 2017

Martin Luther in the Circle of Reformers, 1625/1650 © Deutsches Historisches Museum
King Edward VI and the Pope, around 1575 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Apotheosis of King Gustavus II Adolphus, around 1650 © Nationalmuseum Stockholm, Schweden
Dis sint de Sitten von Lappland (These are the customs of Lap-land), before 1668 © Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen, gemeinnützige GmbH, Burg Kriebstein/PUNCTUM/Bertram Kobe

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