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The Reformation with Alister McGrath

Part of a series of autumn lectures marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.


On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther pinned 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, protesting against the practice of indulgences and touching on questions of grace, repentance and forgiveness. The Reformation was a culmination of events and circumstances that led to a seismic shift in the religious framework of Britain. It established the image of an island nation, separate and supreme, still resonant today. It triggered a religious and political redistribution of power. It led to renewal and reform but also deep division, persecution and violence. And out of this turmoil were born the concepts of state and church as we know them today.

The 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation provides the opportunity to explore and reflect upon issues of church, state, and religious and cultural diversity that are still at the centre of our national life: the conflicts that divide, and the convictions which diverse parts of the Christian church hold sacred. How are we called to be reformed by the Gospel? How do we build the unity Christ called for with those whose convictions are very different from our own?

Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University. He is the author of The Intellectual Origins of the European Reformation, and Martin Luther’s Theology of the Cross.

The series is open to all. Questions and answers will follow each talk and a retiring collection will be taken to help cover costs.


Speaker(s):

Professor Alister McGrath | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

25 September 2017 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
020 7766 1100
http://www.smitf.org

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Tickets:

Free

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