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Luther: Liberation & Division
May 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 20, 2017
Tuesdays, May 23 – June 20
Presented by the Center for Study and Exploration.
This course will provide the contextual influences that shaped Martin Luther, the first leader of the Protestant Reformation. A man of conscience, Luther stood up to the most powerful authorities of his era and lived long enough to react to some of the consequences of his ideas and actions. His ideas shaped Protestantism in all forms, so a review of the theological positions he developed will be discussed. Was he a heroic liberator or a reckless man who ripped apart the unity of the church by stubbornly clinging to his own dogma without considering the consequences? You decide. There is no charge to attend. Light supper will be served. THIS IS AN ONGOING SERIES – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
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.