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The church historian Volker Leppin will hold a lecture in honor of the anniversary of the Reformation on October 24, 2017

Freiburg, Oct 17, 2017

Commemorate – Celebrate – Share

Volker Leppin. Photo: University of Tübingen

Words can change the world: That is what we can get out of the process of the Reformation in Europe. What started with Martin Luther’s new understanding of a Bible verse turned into a worldwide movement. Freedom from paternalism and fear, education and strengthening the individual, enormous energy for change – but also violent conflicts and division: 500 years after the Reformation began, the Protestant Church in Freiburg seeks to honor the consequences of such change. The theologian and church historian Prof. Dr. Volker Leppin will focus on the inheritance that Luther’s departure from traditional church doctrine made possible. With a welcoming address from the rector of the University of Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, and the city deacon for the Protestant Church in Freiburg, Markus Engelhardt.

  • What: Lecture

  • Whenn: October 24, 2017, 7pm

  • Where:
    Collegiate Building I
    Platz der Universität 3
    79098 Freiburg

  • The event is open to the general public.

  • Host: The rector for the University of Freiburg in cooperation with Studium generale and the Protestant Church Freiburg

  • Contact information: Raban Kluger, Tel.: +49 (0) 761/203-2004

  • The event is free of admission.

  • No registration is required.

  • The lecture will be held in German.