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:

Carl Trueman, Ph.D.: Uncut Interview Footage for “95 Theses” Documentary

00:00 The penitential system. // Luther’s existential crisis
03:25 Purgatory’s cash transaction. // Getting “cleaned up for Heaven”
05:48 Art and war are expensive. // Filling the coffers
08:44 “Every time a coin in the coffer rings, a soul from purgatory springs!” // Tetzel’s sales pitch
10:13 95 Theses: sarcasm and rhetoric. // The symbolic start of the Reformation
15:02 Thesis I: “When...Christ said, ‘Repent,’ he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” // An attitude of mind
17:45 Luther had already been a radical. But his 95 Theses struck a chord. // Follow the money
21:48 On the value of medieval cathedrals. // Built to outlast
23:11 Hanging out with Luther. // What tormented him?
25:37 A love letter . . . on indigestion, and finding God in pubs. // Luther and beer
27:21 A less racial, but still prejudicial, anomaly. // Luther’s “anti-Judaism”
30:06 What is the effect of the Reformation today? // The sacred becomes secular
33:38 500 years later: What would Luther see? // Indulgences today

This is the complete, uncut interview with Prof. Carl Trueman, Ph.D. at Westminster Theological Seminary, offering a Reformed/Presbyterian 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 |