November 29, 2017 ALL

Today: Martin Luther’s 95 Theses: Legends and Lessons from the Dawn of the Reformation (Dr. Timothy J. Wengert)

Long before scholars called into question the posting of the 95 Theses, legends concerning their origin and intent flourished on both sides of the ecumenical divide, so that the Theses themselves had become a cipher into which succeeding ages poured their own meaning. By a close reading of the text and context of the Theses, Dr. Wengert will shed new light on Luther’s purpose in writing them, giving reasons why both Lutherans and Catholics could rightly join in commemorating their 500th anniversary.
November 29, 2017, 7:30pm
Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center