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:

Timothy Wengert, Ph.D.: Uncut Interview Footage for “95 Theses” Documentary

00:00 Getting back into a state of grace, after baptism. // Penance = sorrow + private confession + works of satisfaction
04:46 There’s only one exit: to Heaven. // Purgatory
11:19 Being indulgent. // How to reduce the sentence of your mortal sin
17:56 Who was Tetzel? // Commissioner of indulgences
24:38 Luther preached an indulgence! // In the City of Wittenberg
27:34 The Erasmus translation: “do penance” really means a change of heart and mind. // Luther’s epiphany
30:16 Merely obeying an academic policy. // The posting of the 95 Theses
35:46 The organization of the 95 Theses. // More than just a random document
37:48 The “best of” the 95 Theses. // The first is the most important
39:54 The letter to the Archbishop . . . and to us 500 years later. // On bad preaching, and the indulgence of “prosperity gospel” today
48:07 Luther’s printed Sermon on Indulgences (not the 95 Theses) made him famous. // The world’s first best-selling author
51:26 Luther’s artist friends: Reformation partners // Lucas Cranach the Elder (and Junior)
54:49 The Arab Spring and creation of a “public.” // Information superhighway . . . to the self?
1:02:57 The plaster saint’s big problem. // Luther and Judaism
1:10:24 “Music is, next to theology, the greatest gift to human beings.” // Luther and music
1:13:18 What is at the heart and soul of the 95 Theses? // Who we are, and who God is

This is the complete, uncut interview with Timothy Wengert, Ph.D. of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, describing the events leading up to Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses that are being commemorated 500 years later this year on October 31, 2017. 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 |