Sisterreformations II, Reformations and Ethics

03-07-2012

The Theological Faculty of the Humboldt University organizes a symposium on Sisterreformations II, Reformations and Ethics, September 13-15, 2012 in Berlin.

In the light of the fruitful collaboration between Reformation historians trained in the German and Anglo-Saxon academic traditions during the 2009 Berlin symposium 'Sister Reformations: The Reformation in Germany and in England', a second gathering will now take place in 2012 to examine the theme 'Reformation and Ethics'. For, although all parties in the Sixteenth Century accepted moral renovation as intrinsic to the Christian life, the exact place of ethics in this process, especially in relation to faith, was one of the most disputed points not only between the Reformers and their adversaries but also between the different strands of the Reformation itself. Consequently, this new symposium, jointly planned by the chairs of Reformation History in Berlin and Durham (UK), shall consider the principal ethical and theological questions involved as well as the actual moral decisions and patterns of behaviour associated with the English and German Reformations.

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Visual: passing of the Old Testament into the New Testament with the tree of good and evil. Jacob de Wit, 1726, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht.


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