About

Purpose

Martin Luther transformed the political and religious boundaries of early modern Europe. It all began with his Ninety-Five Theses, posted in 1517. Unfortunately, few people know the details of the Protestant Reformation, let alone the importance of this document. This website seeks to provide introductory information for the public about the Ninety-Five Theses and the political and religious context surrounding this document. As we approach the 500th anniversary of this document, I hope to provide information so that you may better understand this historical document.

About Me

I'm Drew Thomas, a Ph.D. student at the University of St Andrews, supervised by Professor Andrew Pettegree and Dr. Bridget Heal. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy from Saint Louis University and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University. My Ph.D. is a study of the rise of the Wittenberg printing industry during Martin Luther’s Reformation. I am also involved in a number of digital humanities projects, including my roles as the Technical Editor for Pubs & Publications, the PhD Blog of the University of Edinburgh; the Communications Manager for the Universal Short Title Catalogue; and the Project Manager of the Caroline Minuscule Mapping Project hosted by the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. You can follow me on Twitter at @DrewBThomas or on Academia.edu.

Portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach

In addition to my academic research, I have an interest in web design and have developed a number of websites for academic and digital humanities projects, as well as commercial enterprises. If you would like to further develop your project by improving your online presence, I’d be happy to discuss it in more detail. Shoot me an email at drew [at] lutherstheses [dot] com.