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  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
  • Meeter Center

Religious exiles faced significant persecution and hardship during the Reformation. How did pastors administer comfort and encouragement to refugees?

Join us as University of Alabama Classics Professor Kirk Summers presents on Reformation pastors' strategies for encouraging and confirming the faith of the French religious refugees flooding into Geneva. This talk will focus on two sources of evidence, one, a series of 'persecution' emblems issued by Theodore Beza in 1580, and the other, a 1584 letter from the Genevan Company of Pastors to the Scottish ministers exiled in London.

Date: November 7, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Location: The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Hekman Library fourth floor, 1855 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

This presentation is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

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Dr. Kirk Summers is Professor of Classics at University of Alabama, currently studying at the Meeter Center on a Faculty Fellowship. His research focuses on the Reformation (especially the Reformed/Calvinist movement), Neo-Latin, Roman religion, Lucretius, and Cicero.

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The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Hekman Library fourth floor, 1855 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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