New publication at De Gruyter: Reforming Music. Music and the Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century, Chiara Bertoglio.
Registration is now open for the conference: "Northern Reformations", Tromsø, Norway, September 21-22, 2017. Call for paper submission deadline: April 1, 2017.
The Heart of the Matter: Luther's Concept of Reformation will be the theme of the lecture by Herman J. Selderhuis, March 15 in Philadelphia.The Gaffin Lecture on Theology, Culture, and Missions is a lecture in biblical or systematic theology to honor the work of Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., professor of Biblical and systematic theology, emeritus.
Dr. S.K Chung published John Calvin's Latin Bible: Genesis, an extract taken from Calvin's own translation of the Genesis text in the so called Schipper version (1667).
The Institut 'd Histoire de la Reformation in Geneva offers a summer course from June 6-10 2017. The title of the course is Melancholy and Enthusiasm: Confessional Debates on Religious Zeal in Early Modern Europe.
STORM - LETTER OF FIRE is one of several projects to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The family film is a production of the Dutch producer Phanta Basta! Incredible Film represents the historical family film STORM – LETTER OF FIRE on the international market.
March 6, 2017, the conference The Reformation and the Arts around the North Sea will take place 10-16.30 h at the Bryggens Museum in the Norwegian city of Bergen.
RefoCity Heidelberg offers something legendary: the annual illuminations of the Heidelberg Castle with a spectacular fireworks show. In 2009 The New York Times included the illumination in its list of recommended events worlwide.
The Theological Faculty of Pázmány Péter Catholic University organizes a scholarly conference in Budapest January 25-27, 2017, with the title Reformation and Ecumenical Dialogue. The aim of the conference is to demonstrate how the mutual rethinking of the fundamental theological questions, raised by the Reformation, comes to fruition in the mirror of the ecumenical dialogue.
On January 19th, at 5pm Prof. Dariusz Chemperek (Maria Cure-Skłodowska University) will deliver an open lecture at the Tolle Lege Institute in Warsaw titled: Evangelical-Reformed Poetry in 16th c. Polish-Lithuenian Commonwealth.
MF Norwegian School of Theology starts the celebration of Reformation Anniversary 2017 with appointing Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaufmann (University of Göttingen) to Honoray Doctor. Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaufmann is one of the most renowned reformation researchers in the world. The ceremony will take place at MF Friday 13th January. All are most welcome.
To commemorate the 500 years of the global impact of the Reformation, World Reformed Fellowship is arranging a Refo500 event in the Luther Hotel in Wittenberg from the 25th – the 30th of October 2017.
Can Catholics and Protestants find a common voice? In a secular society, conflict among churches is a poor witness to the good news of reconciliation that they proclaim. Therefore, this is an urgent question. Learn more during the Utrecht Summer School 2017: A Common Witness of Catholics and Protestants – The Challenge of 500 Years of Reformation, 14-25 August 2017.
Since 1974, the International Calvin Congress has been meeting in forums around the globe to further the academic and theological study of John Calvin’s work. The Congress has been held at academic institutions in South Africa, Germany, Japan, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States. Westminster Theological Seminary is proud to be the selected institution for the 12th meeting of the Congress, which will be held August 26–31, 2018.
Situated in the historical setting of the early Reformation, a new and exciting youth thriller will be released January 2017. The English subtitled trailer is now online.
Have you ever wished you could have every copy of Christian History Magazine? Well now you can. The Christian History Magazine Archive has the text of 116 editions of Christian History. This is the only way to obtain the material of several out of print editions.
Join Witte Tours on a journey to Lutherland Germany, November 27 - December 7, 2017. Combine expansion of knowledge with fun and shopping: apprehend Luther, his life and theology, while shopping for Christmas at a famous Christmas market.
A few decades after Luther's stand for reform spread across Europe, a quiet scholarly priest made a fateful stop in Geneva. Read John Calvin's story along with the story of the divisions, martyrdoms, victories, and disappointments that marked the last half of the sixteenth century in this third issue in the Reformation series of Christian History.
Last Monday, the Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) in Budapest joined Refo500. The partnership agreement was signed by the general director Varga Benedek and by Dr. Tóth Zsombor, Refo500 Coordinator for Central and Southeastern Europe.
Lund University is announcing two conferences on the Reformation in 2017: March 29-30, The Reformation in Lund, Malmö, Copenhagen and April 25: Reformation and Revolution.
We would like to introduce you our new partner: izi.TRAVEL, the new global and free storytelling platform dedicated to traveling, culture and art.
Kirsi I. Stjerna and Brooks Schramm are the editors of Encounters with Luther. New Directions for Critical Studies. The book examines Luther and Lutheran theological traditions along with their historical foundations and with a focus on relevant contemporary issues and ecumenical collegiality.
One part of Issue 120 of Christian History magazine is available now: the 8-page pullout timeline which has the whole 16th century on it, as well as a handy denomination chart to help you keep track of all the reformers and their movements.
Tuesday November 15th, the Korean translation of the recent Lutherbiography written by Herman Selderhuis was presented at a conference in Seoul.
Taylor & Francis Group has publiced the latest 2016 issue of Reformation & Renaissance Review. It is available to view online. It contains articles by Carolyn Coretti, R. Gerald Hobbs, Henry Jefferies, and Gordon Raeburn.
Available at De Roo, a complete set of volume 1-112 of the so-called Weimarer Ausgabe. The series is divided in 4 parts: I. Tischreden, in 6 volumes. II; Die deutsche Bibel, in 15 volumes; III. Briefe, in 18 volumes; IV. Schriften, in 73 volumes. The Weimarer Ausgabe (WA), is a critical complete edition of all writings of Martin Luther and his verbal statements, in Latin and German.
The International Martin Luther Stiftung based in Erfurt travels to Copenhagen to discuss the consequences that the Reformation has for business and society. The Danish businessman Niels Due Jensen receives the LutherRose 2016 This year the annual LutherConference of the International Martin Luther Stiftung (IMLS) bears the title “Luther, Marx and the Consequences. The Reformation and the Modern Welfare State”. Participants from Denmark, Germany and other European countries will meet in the Princes Palace of the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen on 12th November 2016 to discuss these themes.
Dunham Bible Museum hosts the Dunham Bible Museum Lectures. One of these lectures will be given on April 20 2017, themed God’s Word Alone. The Bible of the Reformation. Lecturer will be dr. Matthew Barrett.
October 31 2017, the Dunham Bible Museum hosts the Dunham Bible Museum Lecture of dr. Paul Maier, Professor Emeritus of Western Michigan University and a leading Lutheran scholar. This lecture is themed 'Luther and the Bible. The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation'.
Perichoresis is the Theological Journal of Emanuel University, Oradea. Volume 14.3 (2016) anticipates the celebration of 500 years since the Reformation and was made possible by Wim Janse, dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Free University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). The articles are available for download at De Gruyter's website.
An open space on your wall? The Reformation Calendar Here I Stand. I Can Do No Other might fit in that space! Get your own copy of this exquisite and extraordinary calendar.
July 11-14 2017, the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) will host a conference in Nairobi on the subject of the relationship between Catholics and Protestants on African soil in African history. The sixteenth century events and the historical and theological novelty that they set in motion might easily pass uncelebrated in Africa. Yet, that omission would amount to a missed opportunity, for the third wave of missionary evangelization in Africa cannot be understood without a proper appreciation of the impact of the Reformation on global Christianity and on human encounters in general.
Reformation & Renaissance Review is pleased to announce the winner of the fourth Douglas Murray Prize, for articles published in volume 17 (2015). The adjudicating panel decided to split the prize of £1000 between two authors, so that each one will receive £500.
October 29 and 30, 2016, Arte will broadcast Der Luther-Code. This documentary series aims to bring the revolution in faith sparked by Martin Luther 500 years ago to bear upon the present. Der Luther-Code will prove that the quest for new values and the meaning of life is linked just as closely with this new thinking as in Luther’s day, a period marked by chaos and new beginnings
Come join the 500th Anniversary Celebration in the places where it all began! Witte Tours will take a captivating journey across five centuries of Reformation through the heart of Germany, May 26-June 3 2017. You will discover the deep impact of Martin Luther’s work and gain appreciation for his lasting legacy through visits to the places where he lived, studied, preached and took refuge.
The complete two-disc DVD version of This Changed Everything (TCE) is now available. The two-disc set features all three episodes of TCE plus hours of bonus material including extended interviews with the experts and virtual video tours of key Reformation sites.
In an accessible primer called Why the Reformation Still Matters, Michael Reeves and Tim Chester answer eleven key questions raised by the Reformers — questions that remain critically important for the church today.
Christian History Institute introduces its REFO Thursdays, taking Throwback Thursday to a whole new level with conversations with the reformers.
Available at De Roo, a 6-volume set of the Biblia Sacra Polyglotta, made 1657-1673. This unique edition of the Polyglot includes the text of the Bible in 9 different languages.
Van Wijnen is proud to be able to offer the first two volumes of the Bach/Calov facsimile edition of the Bible! The volumes are hand bound and are of superior quality.
New volume in the Reformed Historical Theology Series of Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Wrestling with Isaiah: The Exegetical Methodology of Campegius Vitringa (1659–1722), by Charles K. Telfer.
Germany is preparing a nationwide celebration in 2017--the Reformation Jubilee. Witte Spiritual Journeys invite you to participate in this unforgettable experience filled with religious, historical, musical, and artistic festivities.
Terra Lu Travel & Consult invites you to LutherCountry Germany. Your journey will open the door to a variety of fascinating historical and cultural places, all of which were directly influenced by the Reformation and its many heroes.
The Faculté de Théologie Protestante of the Université de Strasbourg is sponsoring a Symposium, "The Arts and Ecumenism: What Theology Risks in Artistic Creation". Held over three consecutive weekends in Paris (May 12-14 2017), Strasbourg (May 19-21 2017), and Florence (May 26-28 2017), the conference is dedicated to the evolving visions of contemporary sacred art in the Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions.
Christian History Institute (CHI) recently published the new Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith video "The Martin Luther Story". Leader and Student Guide as well as other resources are online available.
Christian History Institute has compiled information about some of the key events in Christian History, and has arranged it in an easy-to-use format for personal or group study. Each era of church history is represented by thirteen modules, and there is also information on the Reformation. These free resources are available for download.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will be jointly organizing with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands a conference on Religious Heritage and Tourism: “How to increase religious heritage tourism in a changing society”, which will be held on 5 - 7 October 2016, in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Christian History Institute recently released a new three-part documentary series examining the history and legacy of the Protestant Reformation. The series—produced by CHI in association with Lathika International Film and Entertainment, Global Story2 Films, and Midgett Productions—is now available, on the eve of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s historic act.
The Lord’s Day Alliance (LDA) sponsors a conference on Sabbath, Sunday, and Renewal on October 27, 2016. Revenue of this conference is Old South Church, Copley Square in Boston.
New volume in the Reformed Historical Theology series of Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Jerome Zanchi (1516–90) and the Analysis of Reformed Scholastic Christology, Stefan Lindholm.
New volume in the Reformed Historical Theology series (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht): Calvinus Pastor Ecclesiae. Papers of the Eleventh International Congress on Calvin Research, Herman J. Selderhuis and Arnold Huijgen (eds.).
Published by the Acton Institute: Advice to a Desolate France, by Sebastian Castellio, introduction and notes by Marius F. Valkhoff and translated by Wouter Valkhoff. The book has a preface by Albert Geyser.
The Ioannis Calvini opera quae supersunt omnia (59 volumes) is now on sale from the Bookstore and Antiquarian De Roo in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands.
Who are the Reformers? A much debated question in the last centuries. Dr. W. Robert Godfrey and Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California teach about the reformers Theodore Beza, Philipp Melanchthon, Huldrych Zwingli and John Calvin. You can watch the videos online.
Konrad Küster, together with Sven Rune Havsteen and Herman Selderhuis are inviting you to join the research network project Mare Frisicum Christianum: Cultural life in late medieval and early modern times.
As we approach the 500-year anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, the Calvin Studies Society is focusing on the milieu in which Calvin existed. What influential people and writings shaped Calvin? What events occurred which might have impacted Calvin's life and thought? What was "in the air" in the Europe of the 1520s and 1530s? Join us for the next CSS Colloquium as we explore these topics!
The first volume in the series The complete works of Andrew Fuller, ed. by Michael Haykin, has now been published by De Gruyter: Volume 9, Apologetic Works 5, Strictures on Sandemanianism, ed. by Nathan A. Finn.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler and the Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico are inviting to the conference The Protestant Reformation in a Context of Global History: Religious Reforms and World Civilizations, October 28-29 in Trento, Italy.
Routledge is pleased to announce the publication of the second 2016 issue of Reformation & Renaissance Review (18.2), which will be available to view online.
Countries, social movements, churches, universities, seminaries, and other institutions shaped by Protestantism face a daunting question: how should the Reformation be commemorated 500 years after the fact? In this volume, leading historians and theologians, Protestant and Catholic, come together to grapple with this question and examine the historical significance of the Reformation.
September 3, 2017 – January 28, 2018, The Kulturhistorische Museum in Magdeburg will be presenting this special site of historical memory of German Protestantism and its powerful influence in the era of wars of religion to the general public in the exhibition “Against Emperor and Pope”.
The shape of the entire world was changed by the Great Reformation. These changes were not just the echoes of one man’s hammer but the effects of a renewed understanding of Scripture. The 2017 CRTS Conference January 12-14 will kick off an entire year of celebration by helping you see how relevant and rich the Reformation continues to be in the life of the church and the world.
The Christian History Institute announces the forthcoming release of The Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith: The Martin Luther Story.
The year 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Viewed largely as European phenomena, the sixteenth century events and the historical and theological novelty that they set in motion might easily pass uncelebrated in Africa. Yet, that omission would amount to a missed opportunity, for the third wave of missionary evangelization in Africa, though starting in late 18th century, cannot be understood without a proper appreciation of the impact of the Reformation on global Christianity and on human encounters in general.
Thursday, October 27, 2016, The Lord’s Day Alliance (LDA) sponsors a conference on Sabbath, Sunday, and Renewal. Revenue of this conference is Old South Church, Copley Square in Boston.
Bookstore and antiquarian De Roo in Zwijndrecht has acquired an outstanding piece: the Opera Omnia (collected works) of Desiderius Erasmus. An exquisite collector's item, the best edition of all prints of the Opera Omnia.
Witte Travel offers a selection of Reformation Tours to Germany that you can join. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in an unforgettable experience filled with religious, historical, musical, and artistic festivities!
Christian History Magazine #118 The People's Reformation is newly released. It didn't take long for the ideas of Luther, Zwingli, and many others to ignite a sea change in society at large: peasants revolting, priests and nuns marrying, church art destroyed, heretics on both sides persecuted by church and state, and a philandering king whose search for a male heir would birth the Church of England.
Librairie Droz S.A. is pleased to announce its databases Humanisme et Renaissance and Textes littéraires français. Also, the Calvin Database has been revised and updated.
Westminster Seminary offers a 10-part video series "The Protestant Revolt" that was filmed mostly on location. You can watch the videos online, order the DVD's and download a study guide and a leader's guide.
Available at Librairie Droz: The Pastoral Ministry and Worship in Calvin's Geneva, Elsie Anne McKee.
The Reformation-Society-Heidelberg (RGH) organizes a conference about the “Solas of the Reformation”, June 4 2016. Speakers are: Dr. Bernhard Kaiser (IRT/Reiskirchen, professor for systematic theology at the Selye-János-University in Komárno/Slovakia); Ds. Pieter den Ouden (Pastor Hersteld Hervormde Gemeente Katwijk aan Zee/NL); Prof. Dr. Willem van Vlastuin (Free University Amsterdam; Rector Hersteld Hervormd Seminarie); Dieter Borchmann, M.Div. (EBTC/Berlin).
Pitts Theology Library (Emory University) has published the first English translation of Zwingli's Actio(n) oder Brauch des Nachtmals, Gedechtnus, oder Dancksagung Christi … (1525) under the title: Huldrych Zwingli: The Implementation of the Lord's Supper, translated by Dr. Jim West. It is available for download.
Celebrate the remarkable legacy of the Great Reformers! 2017 is on the horizon, marking the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation. There has never been a better time to travel with your congregation to the places where it all began!
Taylor & Francis Group has published a new issue of Reformation & Renaissance Review, number 18.1 (March 2016). This issue has a special theme: "Reformation Debates over the Lord’s Supper (1536-1560): Sources and Impact of the Consensus Tigurinus."
Librairie Droz S.A. announces the publication of two volumes in the Ioannis Calvini Opera Omnia series: Praelectiones in librum prophetiarum Ieremiae (ed. by Nicole Guenier and Max Engammare) and Leçons ou commentaires et expositions sur les Revelations du prophète Jeremie (1565) (ed. by Max Engammare, translated by Charles de Jonviller).
Bookshop and antiquarian De Roo from Zwijndrecht (NL) recently acquired a unique Vorsterman Bible of 1531. This item is set online for sale, so you can get the chance to purchase such an amazing piece for your bookshelf!
New Release at Droz: The Pastoral Ministry and Worship in Calvin's Geneva, by Elsie Anne McKee.
Dr T.H.L. Parker, the outstanding British Calvin scholar of the twentieth century, died on Monday 25 April. He was in his hundredth year, and had lived independently until the final weeks of his life.
Lutheran Heritage Tours of Witte Tours give believers an opportunity to enrich their spiritual lives in unexpected ways as they visit some of the most significant places of their faith history: from Luther’s humble birthplace in Eisleben to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg where he affixed his legendary theses. Experiencing these places alongside fellow believers and spiritual leaders forms a life journey that has been a tradition for centuries.
Recently De Roo, a Dutch antiquarian specialized in old and rare books from before 1800, joined the international platform Refo500.
An advanced screening of one hour of This Changed Everything, the forthcoming documentary on the Reformation from Christian History Institute, will be held on May 3 in Philadelphia, PA.
Surrounded by portraits of many reformers, the National Museum of Labin (Croatia) officially announced the partnership of Refo500 and is now the first RefoCity in Croatia.
Available at Acton's bookshop: The NIV Stewardship Study Bible. Discover God's design for life, the environment, finances, generosity, and eternity.
The National Portrait Gallery London and the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University are inviting applications for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship for three years from 1 October 2016, entitled: 'Redeeming Death': Mortality, Portraiture, and the Quest for Salvation in Tudor England and Wales.
Crossway on its new ESV Men's Devotional Bible: The goal of the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible is to strengthen and encourage men through the life-giving Word of God and sound devotional content aimed at nurturing godliness.
Routledge is pleased to announce the publication of the final 2015 (17/3) issue of Reformation & Renaissance Review, which will be available to view online.
Papers are invited for the conference "Luther in Italy", 23-26 February 2017 in Rome.
Applications are invited for two research fellowships at the school of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast. These four-year posts (47 months, September 2016-August 2020), are to contribute to the European Research Council project ‘War and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe’, under the direction of Dr Ian Campbell as Principal Investigator.
Bishop Robert Barron, popular author, speaker, evangelist, and Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been added to the impressive list of scholars presenting in the documentary "This Changed Everything."
The Davenant Latin Institute is excited to announce that it now has its course registration system in place and is ready to process registrations for all Davenant Latin Institute courses for the coming year!
23-02-2016 | Call for Papers: Girolamo Zanchi, Richard Hooker, and the Rise of Reformed Scholasticism
Ottawa, Canada is the stage for a conference October 20-22 2016, co-sponsored by the Davenant Trust, Refo500, and the Richard Hooker Society. This conference, in addition to plenary lectures and short academic papers, will include an Ivison lecture open to the public, and a panel discussion on “The Relevance of Reformation Research to Christian Ministry in the 21st Century.” The theme of the conference will be “Girolamo Zanchi, Richard Hooker, and the Rise of Reformed Scholasticism.”
Eight Luther Routes crisscross Germany, opening up a wealth of new perspectives on the reformer's life and work. Barrier-free travel, an excellent tourism infrastructure and convenient transport links to all destinations will make your visit to the Luther sites – and to Germany as a whole – an experience to remember.
This Changed Everything, Christian History Institute's major three-part documentary on the Reformation is scheduled to release in October, 2016. Narrated by David Suchet and featuring over twenty noted scholars and experts, this ground breaking series takes a fresh look at the dynamic people, places, and events that shaped the Reformation.
The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies in Grand Rapids, Michigan will host French Paleography: A Course on Reading 16th Century Genevan Documents, July 11-22 2016, in cooperation with the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference.
In 2015, Christian Library Press published the following volumes in the Sources in Early Modern Economics, Ethics, and Law series: A Treatise on Money, The Mosaic Polity, and Of the Law of Nature.
The MIR (International Museum of the Reformation) was founded in 2005 with the aim of showcasing the living history of Geneva and the Reformation. As such, it tells the story of both an idea and an ambition.
Witte Tours offers a new reformation tour: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther: Reformation Tour of Germany, September 12-21, 2016. Join an enriching journey of the Reformation by walking in the footsteps of Martin Luther! The adventure will include Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament from Greek to German; his humble birthplace in Eisleben; and the Castle Church in Wittenberg, where he is said to have affixed his legendary 95 Theses to the door.
Mark your calendar for the next CSS Colloquium (March 16-18 2017), hosted by Baylor University, on the theme of Calvin and the Early Reformation!
Acton Institute's most recent issue of the Journal of Markets & Morality, vol. 18, no. 2, is now available online.