The complete interviews with interfaith theologians, about Martin Luther and the circumstances leading up to his posting of the 95 Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. These interviews are excerpted into the documentary “95 Theses” that commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation's symbolic start. Visit:

Michael Root, Ph.D.: Uncut Interview Footage for “95 Theses” Documentary

00:00 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8) // What does this mean?
04:42 Justification. Sanctification. Grace. // How do we get into Heaven?
11:24 Purgatory. Indulgences. // Salvation gets a bit more complicated
19:23 “The Pope holds the keys to the kingdom.” // Interpreting Matthew 16 (and 18)
20:44 Confession. // Temporal consequences & punishment
23:58 Sola scriptura. // What is the scriptural basis for Catholic confession and purgatory?
27:18 Money and the Reformation. // Was St. Peter's Basilica worth it?
30:21 Facing East: the Orthodox Church. // Toward greater harmony
32:34 Internet 0.9b: The Gutenberg Press. // Information technology for the masses
39:10 Thesis I: “When...Christ said, ‘Repent,’ he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” // Medieval times, past and present
43:27 “From Conflict to Communion.” // Protestants and Catholics: overcoming Reformation divides (as far as possible)
50:07 Anfechtungen. // It means “temptation,” “trial,” “affliction,” “tribulation” – or: best left untranslated

This is the complete, uncut interview with Prof. Michael Root, Ph.D. at Catholic University of America, offering a Catholic perspective on Martin Luther and the symbolic 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This footage will be incorporated into the documentary "95 Theses" coming October 31, 2017. For more information, visit:

Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films |