Luther and the Reformation
8th November 2017
Hollybank House, University of Chester, Liverpool Road, Chester CH2 1AB

The Revd Dr Robert Pope (Westminster College, Cambridge)

In October 2017, the world of Protestant Christianity will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther's protest against the sale of Indulgences, the event which is widely held to have initiated the Protestant Reformation.

This lecture will highlight the nature of the context in which Luther worked as well as his character in order to see what precisely we might be commemorating. It will also consider Luther's theological insights and ask what relevance they have for today's church.

Robert Pope was brought up in South Wales, and was educated at Bangor and Cambridge Universities. He taught Church History and Christian Doctrine at Bangor University and at the University of Wales Trinity St David and is currently Director of Studies in Church History and Doctrine at Westminster College, Cambridge. He has published extensively on Nonconformist history and theology as well as in the relationship between theology and culture. He is an ordained minister of the United Reformed Church and a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey.

Admission at the door: £3.00 (Students: £1.00) Soft Drinks, Wine and Refreshments available


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