Friday, July 10, 2015

Conference: Luther 500 festival

Luther 500 conference is an international conference will explore, positively and critically, the reception of Martin Luther’s theology today and its significance for Christianity in the future. The exploration of Luther’s theology will be three-dimensional: ecumenical, global and future-focused.

Five international Luther scholars, as well as several ALC and other Australian Luther scholars, will present papers based on original research and thought.

Presenters to date include:

  • Dr Franz Posset, - OUR Martin: Catholic sympathisers yesterday, today and tomorrow.
  • Professor Kirsi Stjerna - Luther for the future.
  • Professor James Nestingen - the contemporary significance of Luther’s teaching on the ‘communicatio idiomatum’.  
  • Professor Risto Saarinen -Luther’s theology of giving and the gift.
  • Professor Theodor Dieter - Martin Luther’s ninety five theses: reconstructing a ‘debate which did not take place’.

More presenters are to be added to the program.

Luther 500 conference is being co-ordinated by ALITE (Australian Lutheran Institute for theology and ethics), Australian Lutheran College and University of Divinity Melbourne

Dates:  28th June to 3rd July 2016

Location:  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

For more information and to register visit

The conference is open to everyone!!

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