Presented by Patricia O’Reilly and Scott Lewis, S.J.
2017 marks the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation. On 31st October 1517, Martin Luther, one of the most influential figures in Western history, nailed his 95 theses, to the door of a Wittenberg Church. Luther’s writings were responsible for sparking the Protestant Reformation as well as reform within the Catholic Church. His central teachings, that the Bible is the central source of religious authority and that salvation comes through faith and not deeds, shaped the core of Protestantism. Unfortunately, his radical writings against Jews contributed to the rise of German anti-Semitism.
Luther is a courageous and controversial figure. Not all of his theological insights have been universally accepted, but his emphasis on personal conversion and encounter with the scriptures are his legacy to all Christians. As we tour the land of the Reformation, tracing Luther’s footsteps in major cities and small medieval towns, we will make connections between the Reformation and the 500 years of Church History leading to the Second Vatican Council and onward to 2017.
Travel and insurance costs are separate. Please contact Patricia O’Reilly at email@example.com for more information. There will be an opportunity to attend pre-trip classes at Regis College.
s a theological college operated by the Jesuits in English-Speaking Canada, chartered by the Province of Ontario and federated with the University of Toronto, Regis College contributes many resources to enrich the continuous personal formation and professional development of teachers working in the Ontario school system, especially the Roman Catholic sector. Members of the Regis faculty are available to conduct master classes that locate and enrich elements of the established religious education curriculum within the horizon of post-baccalaureate level theology, spirituality, and contextual analysis. Members of the broader Regis College community of faculty and students invite course developers, course instructors and candidates to participate in prayer, worship, service projects, informal educational events and social celebration, an invitation that offers an opportunity to join in the formation ethos of the college. Finally, the Regis College Library makes a collection of close to 80,000 items focused on theology and specialized instruction available to participants.
Regis College and the Jesuits have a long association with education in Ontario, a relationship which spans literally 400 years and included the leadership of Brebeuf High School in the former Metropolitan Separate School Board. Building the original Ratio Studiorum, Jesuits have contributed significantly to curriculum and pedagogical method. In recent years this has taken the form of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, which is a learner-centered approach that fosters the direct encounter between a learner and truth. Regis College has drawn on this tradition and adapted its application to its professional development and research oriented programs. Our graduates have been employed as teachers, chaplains, supervisors and leaders in the Catholic system.
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