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500 Years Later: Why the Reformation Still Matters

What is the legacy of the Reformation and why does it matter today, 500 years later? Learn some answers to this question with Meeter Center director and history professor Karin Maag, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

In the sixteenth century, calls for fundamental changes in the theology and practices of Christianity shook the Church and ended up splitting western Christendom. Present-day Christians continue to live into the legacies of these divisions, while often being hazy at best about the Reformation and its significance. In 2017, the global church is marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses, often described as the starting point of the Reformation. In this presentation, Karin Maag will consider the major changes brought about by the Reformation at the time and its enduring impact into the twenty-first century, speaking to issues of church and state, persecution and toleration, inter-religious conflict, and paths to coexistence.

January 2017
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