Adult Forum: A Romp through the Reformation

Event details

  • Sunday | October 8, 2017
  • 10:10 am
  • St. Paul's Dining Room
A Study of the Protestant Reformation

It’s the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this year. While historians are quick to tell us that it is impossible to pinpoint a precise date when the Reformation began, many also point to October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany.

In recognition of the widespread influence of the Reformation, our Adult Forum Committee chose the theme The Church: Formed, Re-formed, Forming Still for this program year.

In October, three forums will focus on the Protestant Reformation and its influence in theology, music, and art. Please join us at 10:10 a.m. in the Dining Room,

October 8: A Romp through the Reformation
Associate Rector Richard Israel will lead an overview of the conditions leading up to the Reformation, its theological principles, and its ripples throughout Europe.

On October 15: Musical Influences of the Reformation
Led by Dr. Stephen Plank, Professor and Chair of the Musicology Department of Oberlin College.

October 29: The Reformation & The Visual Arts in Europe
Dr. Catherine Scallen, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities in the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University, will lead a forum on how the Protestant Reformation affected the world of the visual arts in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.