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Martin Luther: A Symposium on a 500 Year Legacy

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Foundation Hall Manzulli Board Room

Join us or a full day worth of discussions on the Reformation.

Event Schedule

9:00 AM
Welcome Address by Lily D. McNair, PhD., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Introduction to the Symposium by Bishop Robert Alan Rimbo, Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Member, Wagner College Board of Trustees

9:40AM
SESSION ONE LECTURES
“Stranger Things: Luther, Media, and the Reformation" by Rev. Martin Malzahn, Wagner College Chaplain

"The Scientific Reformation" by Brett Palfreyman, Wagner College Faculty, History Department

"The incredible endurance of the false thesis: Weber and the rise of capitalism” by Kamil Wielecki, Ph.D., University of Warsaw Faculty

"Martin Luther's Vernacular and the Politics of Print Culture for Indigenous Communities, from Native Americans to the Oromo of Ethiopia" by Steven W. Thomas, Wagner College Faculty, English Department

This first session will be moderated by Alison Arant, Wagner College Faculty, English Department.

11:00AM
COFFEE BREAK

11:20AM
SESSION TWO LECTURES

"Two simple words that changed the Christian world forever” by Walter Kaelber, Wagner College Faculty, Religious Studies

"Envisioning Protestant Ethics: Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Art” by Laura Morowitz, Wagner College Faculty, Art Department

“Burn their homes! Questions of Intolerance and anti-Semitism” by Lori Weintrob, Wagner College Faculty, History Department

“The Reformation, Predestination and the case for Enslavement” by Rita Reynolds, Wagner College Faculty, History Department

This second session will be moderated by Alison Smith, Wagner College Faculty, History Department.

1PM
LUNCH in Faculty Dining Room

2:40PM
PLENARY SESSION

"Did 16th Century Lutheran Women Have a Reformation?" by Dr. Joy A. Schroeder, Professor of Religion at Capital University, Professor of Church History at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and holder of the Bergener Chair of Theology and Religion at both institutions in Columbus, OH

"Resisting Tyrants and their Flatterers: The Virtue of Honesty in Martin Luther's Political Theology" by Dr. Anthony Bateza, Assistant Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Session and discussion moderated by Bishop Robert Rimbo.

4:15PM
CLOSING RECEPTION in the SPOTLIGHT GALLERY, Horrmann Library

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Foundation Hall
Phone:
Front Desk: (718) 420-4536

Organizer

Provost’s Office