This fall marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses. Throughout the world, churches are celebrating the 500th anniversary of what became known as the Protestant Reformation. What was the Reformation? Did it really start with this event? Who were the major players? What was at stake? What were the differences in theology that led to what has been called “the scandal of the division of Christendom?” What about the so-called Counter-Reformation? Was there one Reformation or were there many reformations? This fall, the Rev. Dan Graves will offer an extended course on the Reformation, its history and theology. We will cover the causes of the Reformation, the theological controversies, the major figures, the advent of confessionalism and new church polities, and the varied traditions of liturgy, music, and private devotion. Members from other parishes are most welcome to participate.
There will be two time-slots to participate, Thursday mornings, 10:00 – 11:30, or Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:30. Participants are required to purchase the following text:
Reformation: Europe’s House Divided (also published as The Reformation: A History) by Diarmaid MaCulloch. Cost $25.00. Reading will be assigned each week from this text and we will also have the opportunity to read short passages from key Reformation figures (handed out).
Start date: Sept 14th
End date: Dec 21st (14 sessions)
Note: No session on October 19th
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (905) 853-7285