Luther: Liberation & Division
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 20, 2017
Tuesdays, May 23 – June 20
Presented by the Center for Study and Exploration.
This short course will look at context and forces at work prior to and during Luther’s era, the man and what drove him to challenge religious authority (guilt and liberation), and the repercussions of what he set off. These include the characteristics of Lutheran theology and the Lutheran Church, his parting of ways with other Protestants of the era (division), and the Roman Catholic Church’s response to the “protesters.”
Participants are expected to commit to the full run of classes. Light supper will be served.
This course is led by Ann Smith, Ph.D. Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. from Florida State University with an emphasis in the period from 1000-1530. More precisely, the focus was on the Intellectual History of the High and Late Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation eras. Her B.A. and M.A. are from the University of Georgia, both in History. A lifelong college educator, she currently teaches at both J.U. and Flagler.