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Religious Refugees in the Early Modern World

Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 8:30 p.m.

Location: Rex Schneider Auditorium, Second Floor. Luther College

2017 Luther Lecture - Reframing the Reformation: Religious Refugees in the Early Modern World

The 2017 Luther Lecturer will be Dr. Nicholas Terpstra, Professor of History at the University of Toronto.

The year 2017 is being marked as the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Martin Luther's 1517 protest against indulgences set in motion a series of events that led to the fracturing of the Roman Catholic Church and the rise of many different protestant denominations around Europe and across the globe. The Reformation has often been seen as marking the dawn of the modern era and inspiring an expansion of intellectual and political freedoms. Yet it is sobering to realize that it was also the time when the religious refugee became a mass phenomenon. Does the period and its significance look different if we look at it from the viewpoint of religious refugees? How did movements for religious reform create new numbers of refugees while also creating new ways of sheltering them and providing new forms of religious life? What might the Reformation mean for us today, when the number of refugees is again growing rapidly, and when many of the global conflicts that have set them on the road are rooted at least in part in religious divisions?

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Monday, October 30, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Rex Schneider Auditorium, Second Floor
Luther College at the University of Regina

Complimentary parking is available in Lot 13M.

Michelle Clark