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Apr. 8,  2014

Dean's Lecture Looks Toward 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

hartmut-lehmann.jpgHartmut Lehmann, professor of modern history at the University of Kiel in Germany, will reflect on the Protestant Reformation through the lens of the modern religious landscape in the next Dean’s Lecture, “1517–2017: Martin Luther's Great Anniversary in an Age of Religious Pluralism and Secularization,” Wednesday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m. in room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Lehmann’s lecture is the first event at Candler and Emory to address the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and kicks off the conversation about how best to mark this significant milestone in the history of the church.

Lehmann is a distinguished scholar of modern history at the University of Kiel, the founding director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, and has served as director of the Max Planck Institute for History in Göttingen, Germany, since 1990.   

In recent years, Lehmann has taken a public role in Germany to advance a reflective approach to the 500th anniversary commemorations of the Reformation. 

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About the Dean’s Lecture Series
The Dean’s Lecture Series at Candler highlights diverse and influential figures in history, culture, academics and ministry.

The final Dean’s Lecture of the semester will be April 16, featuring social ethicist Miguel A. De La Torre on “Why They Come: Understanding Causes of Latin American Immigration.” Register here.