Martin LutherA two-day international conference in Cannon Chapel on April 3-4 will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The conference is convened by Candler and Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion, and sponsored by the McDonald Agape Foundation. Distinguished guest lecturers will include Margot Kässmann, special envoy to the Evangelical Church in Germany; Michael Welker of the University of Heidelberg; and David F. Ford of Cambridge University, among others. Candler faculty members Timothy Albrecht, Patrick Graham, Khalia Williams, and Dean Jan Love will also take part in the conference.

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary boxed lunches for conference attendees will be served both days. Register here.

The conference schedule appears below.

Monday, April 3

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Conference Opening
John Witte Jr., Emory University

9:30-10:30 a.m. Opening Lecture
Wolfgang Huber, Humboldt University Berlin, Heidelberg, Stellenbosch
Worldly Worship: Reformation and the Ethics of Economy

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Second Lecture
Michael Welker, University of Heidelberg
The European Reformation: Advocacy of Education and Liberation

12:00-12:45 p.m. Complimentary boxed lunch

12:45-1:45 p.m. Organ Recital on Johann Sebastian Bach
Timothy Albrecht, Emory University

2:00-3:00 p.m. Third Lecture
Jeremy Begbie, Duke University
Created Order and Verbal Order: Reflections on the Reformation and the Arts

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30-4:30 p.m. Fourth Lecture
David F. Ford, Cambridge University
Luther and the Gospel of John

Tuesday, April 4

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:45-9:45 a.m. Fifth Lecture
Mia Korpiola, University of Turku
The Reformation of Family Law in Sweden: Continuity and Change

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00-11:00 a.m. Sixth Lecture
Jonathan Walton, Harvard University
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Consumption

11:05-11:55 a.m. Optional Chapel
Khalia J. Williams, Celebrant
John Witte Jr., Homilist

12:00-1:30 p.m. Complimentary boxed lunch and Early Reformation Imprints Tour
M. Patrick Graham, Emory University

1:30-2:30 p.m. Seventh Lecture
Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame
The Gift of "Sola Scriptura" to the World

2:30 p.m. Break

3:00-4:00 p.m. Closing Lecture
Margot Kässmann, Special Envoy, Evangelical Church in Germany
The Challenges of 16th Century Europe and Our Global Challenges Today

4:00 p.m. Conference Closing
Jan Love, Emory University