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Hot Off the Press: Heal’s ‘A Magnificent Faith’

Oxford University Press has just published Bridget Heal’s newest book A Magnificent Faith: Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany. In this comprehensive work, the first of its kind, Heal details the emergence of baroque Lutheran art. Long seen as a religion of the Word, Lutheranism actually embraced a visual faith, which they incorporated into paintings, altars, and Read more about Hot Off the Press: Heal’s ‘A Magnificent Faith’[…]

Reconstructing Pre-Reformation St Andrews

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 Read more about Reconstructing Pre-Reformation St Andrews[…]

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Bridget Heal Featured in History Today

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 Read more about Bridget Heal Featured in History Today[…]

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Listen to Alec Ryrie’s Reformation Day Lecture

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:  

New York Times Feature

  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 Read more about New York Times Feature[…]

Alec Ryrie to give 2016 Reformation Day Lecture

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 Read more about Alec Ryrie to give 2016 Reformation Day Lecture[…]

Fife Today Broadcasts 500th Anniversary Schedule

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 Read more about Fife Today Broadcasts 500th Anniversary Schedule[…]