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The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

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Published on Dec 01, 2017

 

On Monday, October the 30th, the German Program in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures welcomed Rev. A. Boyd Miller, IV who gave a lecture on “Why the Reformation Still Matters: 1517-2017.” In his talk, he discussed the history of the Protestant Reformation, shared interesting information about the person of Martin Luther, and raised essential theological questions. Broken into several sub-points, his speech also addressed the importance and relevance of the Reformation today. The lecture was well received by an audience of over fifty people including students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. You can access a video recording of the lecture here.

Earlier this semester, the German program hosted another guest speaker, German theologian, Professor Dr. Michael Haspel who in his well-attended talk, “More Than a Name?”, highlighted some similarities – and some crucial differences – between Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Both lectures complemented a Special Topics course offered this semester on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, entitled “German Translation: From Luther’s Bible to Technical and Literary Texts.”