Episodes

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01Unfinished Business2017010920170110 (R4)

How the announcement of a university seminar in Germany led to the division of Europe.

500 years after the Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch examines how the announcement of a university seminar in Germany led to the division of Europe. He examines the ideas of Martin Luther, where they came from and why they proved so revolutionary, tracing their development and influence, and reflecting on what they mean for us today.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

02Virgin Mary: Mother Of God Or Whore Of Babylon?2017011020170111 (R4)

Diarmaid MacCulloch considers the problem of the Virgin Mary in the Protestant Reformation

500 years after the Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch considers the problem of The Virgin Mary in the Protestant Reformation. He explores why Mary became such a divisive figure in the church, how attitudes towards her shaped religious thought and what that means for us today.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

03The Pope's Reformation2017011120170112 (R4)

500 years after the Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch investigates the effect of the Reformation on the Catholic church. He explores the Vatican's response to Protestant ideas, and explains how it continues to shape religious thinking today.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

500 years after the Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch investigates the Catholic Reformation

04The English Reformation: A Language For The World2017011220170113 (R4)

Diarmaid MacCulloch reveals the importance of the Book of Common Prayer.

500 years after the Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch reveals the importance of the Book of Common Prayer and shows how its words have changed the way we speak and worship today.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

05The United States: Protestant World Power2017011320170114 (R4)

Diarmaid MacCulloch describes the Reformation's journey from Europe to America.

500 years after the Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch describes its journey from Europe to America and explores its continuing influence on life and politics in the United States.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.