a painting called The Calling of Matthew by Jan Sanders van Hemessen

The Reformations of the Sixteenth Century: Martin Luther and His World, 500 Years Later (Day One)

Thursday, November 2, 2017
9:00 am
Art Museum auditorium

This two-day event (November 2-3) will commemorate the Lutheran Reformation as well as the other reformations that led up to and followed it. Joy A. Schroeder, Ronald Rittgers, Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi and nine Miami University speakers will discuss historical, social, religious, linguistic, and political events surrounding the reformations of the 16th century. The three keynote speakers will each provide a longer presentation, which will be followed by a discussion period; the nine Miami speakers will provide either individual sessions or panel discussions. Students who took part in Miami University German courses held in Germany during summer 2017 will display their photos of historically significant structures and locations. The Miami Art Museum will present an exhibition of Reformation-themed art objects. 

Sponsored by the Miami Art Museum; Faith Lutheran Church, Oxford; Hillel, Oxford; the Department of History; the College of Creative Arts; and the department of German, Russian, Asian, & Middle Eastern languages and cultures. 

Keynote Speaker(s):

Thursday, November 2:

4:30 p.m.  Martin Luther and the Reformation.  The Rev. Dr. Joy A. Schroeder, Bergener Professor of Theology and Religion, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University  

The Rev. Dr. Joy A. Schroeder is Bergener Professor of Theology and Religion, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. Professor Schroeder is the author of many academic articles on Martin Luther and his wife, Katie Luther. 

This event is free and open to the public with no registration necessary.