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McDonald conference celebrates 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation
By CSLR | Emory Law | Mar 3, 2017 12:03:00 AM

Michael Welker:
German theologian will lecture on "The European Reformation: Advocacy of Education and Liberation."

The fourth in the McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures series celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a two-day international conference on April 3 and 4 at Cannon Chapel.

The conference is convened by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion and Candler School of Theology and sponsored by the McDonald Agape Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary boxed lunches for conference attendees will be served both days. To register, go here.

Here is the schedule:


8:30 a.m.Breakfast

9:00 a.m.Conference opening

John Witte, Jr
., Emory University 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Opening Lecture

Wolfgang Huber, Humboldt University Berlin, Heidelberg, Stellenbosch
Worldly Worship: Reformation and the Ethics of Economy

10:30 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Second lecture

Michael Welker, University of Heidelberg
The European Reformation: Advocacy of Education and Liberation

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.Complimentary boxed lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Organ Recital on Johann Sebastian Bach

Timothy Albrecht, Emory University

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Third lecture

Jeremy Begbie, Duke University
Created Order and Verbal Order: Reflections on the Reformation and the Arts

3:00 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fourth lecture

David F. Ford, Cambridge University
Luther and the Gospel of John


8:30 a.m.Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Fifth lecture

Mia Korpiola, University of Turku
The Reformation of Family Law in Sweden: Continuity and Change

9:45 a.m.Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sixth lecture

Jonathan Walton, Harvard University
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Consumption

11:05 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Optional chapel

The Rev. William Flippin, Jr., Celebrant
John Witte, Jr., Homilist

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary boxed lunch and Early Reformation Imprints Tour

M. Patrick Graham, Emory University

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Seventh Lecture

Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame
The Gift of “Sola Scriptura” to the World

2:30 p.m.Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Lecture

Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy, Evangelical Church in Germany
The Challenges of 16th Century Europe and Our Global Challenges Today

4:00 p.m.

Conference Closing

Jan Love, Emory University