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Windows on Theology – 500 Years: Luther to Vatican II & Beyond

July 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Windows on Theology - Regis College

500 Years: Luther to Vatican II and Beyond

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.


“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.” Martin Luther


Enrollment is limited. Please pre-register to guarantee your space. Enroll online (valid Visa or MasterCard required). Course Fee: $250.00.



Travel and insurance costs are separate. Please contact Patricia O’Reilly at patricia.oreilly@utoronto.ca for more information. There will be an opportunity to attend pre-trip classes at Regis College.


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July 1, 2017
July 31, 2017
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