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(Longview, Texas) –LeTourneau University will present a free, public showing of a film adaptation on the life of Martin Luther at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Berry Auditorium (C101) in the Glaske Center at the university’s main campus 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue in Longview.

Nominated for two Oscars and praised when it debuted, Martin Luther (1953), starring Niall MacGinnis, remains one of the most widely watched adaptations of the Reformer’s life. The film runs approximately 90 minutes.


The public is invited to celebrate with students the beginning of the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany on Oct. 31, 1517, which is Reformation Day. 


“Martin Luther is a man who changed the world,” said Martin Batts, LETU professor emeritus of English and Philosophy.  “We will celebrate Reformation Day by viewing this film of passion and power.  Luther was a brilliant, forceful and commanding presence and his legacy lives on with us today.”


The event is sponsored by the LETU’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Theology and Vocation.


LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit




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