Reformation Day at Emory 2020

For the first time in 33 years, the annual Reformation Day at Emory will be a virtual celebration. We look forward to this opportunity to spread our programming across the Fall semester, offering several opportunities for you to engage with and learn from this collection. This Fall's program explores the theme "Disease, Healing, and Pastoral Care in the 16th and 21st centuries." All events are free and open to the public. They will stream live and be archived and available here afterwards.

Kessler Conversations

Named after the world-renowned Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection held at Pitts Theology Library, these online, 30-45 minute conversations offer opportunities for the general public to learn about the events in Europe the 16th century and to consider what they may tell us about the issues facing our communities. Conversations in a given academic semester focus on a single contemporary theme and trace it back to the Reformers. These conversations are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register for each event below.


 

Reformation Day Worship 

For the past few years, the Reformation Day at Emory worship service has featured some of the best preachers in the Lutheran church. Though our worship service will be virtual, this year’s service will be no exception. The event will stream live, and the sermon will be available online afterwards. Registration is not required.

Professor Anna M. Johnson

"Christian Ethics in Times of Plague"

A Kessler Conversation with Professor Anna M. Johnson, Associate Professor of Reformation Church History, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Wednesday, September 2, Noon EDT

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Bishop Ortiz

Bishop Leila M. Ortiz, of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod of the ELCA will preach at the Reformation Day Service.

Thursday, October 29, 11am EDT

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Professor Erik Heinrichs"Plague in the Reformation Era"

A Kessler Conversation with Professor Erik Heinrichs, Associate Professor of History, Winona State University

Wednesday, October 7, Noon EDT

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Professor Ronald Rittgers

"The Reformation of Suffering"

A Kessler Conversation with Professor Ronald Rittgers, Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies and Professor of History and Theology, Valparaiso University

Wednesday, November 4, Noon EDT

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Revisiting Reformation Day, 2019

The 32rd annual Reformation Day at Emory was held on Tuesday, October 29th. This year’s program explored the theme “The Story of Our Books: Producing, Collecting, and Owning Books of the 16th Century.” See below video content from the day.

 

Program introduction & presentation of recent acquisitions, research, and teaching 
Lecture Hall, Pitts Theology Library (Room 360)

Bo Adams - Reformation Day at Emory, October 29th 2019 from Candler School of Theology on Vimeo.

Chapel service, Rev. Kevin Strickland, Bishop of the ELCA, Southeastern Synod, preaching , Cannon Chapel

Kevin Strickland - Reformation Day, Oct 29 2019 from Candler School of Theology on Vimeo.

"The Story of Our Books"

Sanctuary, Cannon Chapel

Professor Nick Wilding, Georgia State University

"Fill Name Here" - Nick Wilding - Reformation Day 2019 from Candler School of Theology on Vimeo.

Ms. Caroline Duroselle-Melish, The Folger Shakespeare Library

"The Building of a Book Collection" - Caroline Duroselle-Melish - Reformation Day 2019 from Candler School of Theology on Vimeo.

Professor Ulrich Bubenheimer, University of Heidelberg

"Whose Hand Is It?" Martin Luther's Handwriting and the Luther Manuscripts - Ulrich Bubenheimer - Reformation Day 2019 from Candler School of Theology on Vimeo.