31 Oct 2017
Special Collections and the Museum of the University of St Andrews will present highlights of the University’s collection of illustrated Reformation books and pamphlets.
A planned lecture series on ‘Luther and the Media’, ‘Luther and the Arts’ and ‘The Theologies of the Reformation’.
St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, together with the Kellie Consort, will record a CD of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Lutheran music, and will perform a concert.
An ecumenical service to mark Reformation Day itself, Tuesday 31st October 2017, at Holy Trinity Church, with participation from the Churches and the University and a sermon delivered by the Rt Rev and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams.
St Andrews - Reformation City
2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31st, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his '95 Theses Against Indulgences' to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, setting in motion a series of events that led to the permanent splintering of Christendom. The legacy of Luther's Reformation was felt throughout Europe and beyond; it shaped not only German, but also British and American history, and its consequences can still clearly be felt today. St Andrews is the designated Scottish city in a Europe-wide initiative, 'Reformation Cities'. In order to mark the Reformation jubilee, the University of St Andrews has joined with the ecumenical fraternal, representing the town's Churches, to plan a series of events for October 2017.
COMMUNITY OF PROTESTANT CHURCHES IN EUROPE
ACTION OF CHURCHES TOGETHER IN SCOTLAND
Scholars at the University of St Andrews are beginning a new project on the pre-Reformation history of St Andrews – formerly the religious capital of Scotland. A key element of the project is the creation of a digital reconstruction of the city as it appeared in the 1550s, shortly before the citizens officially rejected Catholicism[…]
The cover story for the March issue of History Today features Bridget Heal’s piece ‘Here I Stand: Martin Luther and the German Reformation.’ Dr Heal, Director of the Reformation Studies Institute at the University of St Andrews, was asked for a contribution to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. She offers an account of[…]
On 3rd November at the University of St Andrews, Professor Alec Ryrie delivered the Reformation Studies Institute’s 2016 Reformation Day Lecture. Ryrie, professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, spoke on ‘Lovers and Brawlers: Protestants and Their Bibles in the (Very) Long Reformation.’ You may listen to his entire address below:
To mark the beginning of the Luther Year, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on 31 October 2017, the New York Times published a piece detailing Martin Luther’s media savviness. Luther’s reformation movement successfully utilized the new technology of the printing press, which had only been invented half a century earlier. No[…]
Professor Alec Ryrie will give this year’s public Reformation Day Lecture on 3rd November 2016 in the Arts Lecture Theatre. His paper, entitled ‘Lovers and Brawlers: Protestants and their Bibles In the (Very) Long Reformation’, will begin at 5.15pm, followed by a wine reception. Professor Ryrie is a professor at Durham University in the Department of[…]
Soon after the announcement of the official events surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Fife Today published an article broadcasting the programme to the local community. Featuring Dr Bridget Heal, it briefly details the history of the Reformation and the role it played in St Andrews. Read the article in its entirety: ‘Reformation 500th[…]