The lecture series seeks to illuminate the social consequences of the Protestant movement in sixteenth-century Europe on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The Protestant Reformation and its aftermath in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries offer fascinating parallels to questions that presently engage the public. The question of the status and treatment of women and minorities in society, and the multi-faceted problem of the relationship between religion and the call for social justice, most prominently voiced by the peasants during the Reformation era, is no less urgent today than it was in the sixteenth century. And the split of Western Christianity as a result of the Protestant Reformation created religious refugees all over early modern Europe, a familiar problem today as well.
Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director of the Division and Regents' Professor of History, or Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History, will contextualize and comment on each of the following lectures.
On Sunday, August 20, Benjamin Miller, master's student, will present the third lecture, entitled "'We take it for granted that you will release us from serfdom as true Christians': The Reformation and the Peasants"
The series comprises four lectures presented on consecutive Sundays beginning on August 6.
When: Sunday, August 20, beginning at 10:15 am
Where: St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church Bloom Music Center 4440 N. Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85718 Contact Information: Luise Betterton 520-626-5448 firstname.lastname@example.org