3:30pm (tentative) | Swift Lecture Hall (3rd floor)
Reception to follow
The afternoon will begin with a lecture by Ralph Keen; Susan Schreiner, Professor of the History of Christianity and Theology, will then deliver a public lecture entitled "The Reformation Then and Now."
Susan Schreiner is an historian of early modern Europe (14-16th centuries). Her research and teaching interests include the Protestant Reformation, early modern Catholicism, and the Renaissance; in addition, her teaching interests extend to twentieth-century Protestant theologians. Her first book, The Theater of His Glory, examined John Calvin’s understanding of creation, providence, and the created order. Her second book, Where Shall Wisdom be Found? Calvin’s exegesis of Job from medieval and Modern Perspectives analyzes the history of the interpretation of Job in such figures as Gregory the Great, Maimonides, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, and modern figures such as Jung, MacLeish, and Kafka. Her most recent book, Are You Alone Wise? The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era, focuses on the various epistemological and theological debates from Ockham to Shakespeare.
This event is free and open to the public. To request an accomodation, please contact Sandra Peppers in advance at 773-702-8219.
Image: Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle church in 1517. (Original painting by Ferdinand Pauwels, public domain Wikipedia Commons)
See also our coverage of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Sightings, a publication of the Martin Marty Center:
Martin Marty, “Repent!” (October 30, 2017)
David Daniels, “Martin Luther and Ethiopian Christianity: Historical Traces” (November 2, 2017)
Martin Marty, “Luther Goes Global” (November 6, 2017)
Martin Marty, “Calvin, for a Change” (November 13, 2017)
Andrew DeCort, “Luther’s Imagined Ethiopia and the Challenges of Global Exchange” (November 16, 2016)
Martin Marty, “Calvinism II” (November 20, 2017)
Martin Marty, “Did the Anabaptist Reformers ‘Win’?” (November 27, 2017)
Martin Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, on “Remembering Martin Luther’s far-reaching legacy 500 years after the 95 Theses” (from The University of Chicago Magazine).
William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, can be heard on WGN Radio discussing the “500th anniversary of the Reformation.”