One of the most well-known and formative documents of the Reformation, The 95 Theses were an act of bold protest against the Roman Catholic Church in the 1500s. Martin Luther had seen and heard enough of a church and faith that looked nothing like what he felt scripture outlined. Luther sent this document to the archbishop of Mainz and posted them on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, an act that we recognize as the beginning of the Reformation and is celebrated on the same day every year as Reformation Day.
Read the document below with the understanding that these ideas, in direct conflict to the beliefs and practices of the most powerful church in the world, were seen as heretical and were met with anger. This was the beginning of a great battle between Martin Luther and the Catholic Church. You'll also find some accompanying documents that are insightful and entertaining.