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Reformation 500: Department Lutheran Studies to Offer Luther: Life & Legacy Course

June 26, 2017

In observance of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses, the Deptartment of Lutheran Studies at Gordon-Conwell--Charlotte is offering this non credit course. It is open to anyone, lay and clergy, who desires to participate in a guided study of Luther’s life and theology.

The Luther: Life and Legacy course will be offered over three Friday evening (7:00-9:00 pm)/Saturday morning and afternoon (9:00am-2:00pm) sessions. Each weekend session will build upon the previous weekend session. In other words, it is one course that meets three times.

What will we learn or re-learn? An overview of Luther’s life in light of recent research, study of select writings of Luther on topics like:
• How are we saved?
• How can I be sure of salvation?
• What is the importance of sacraments? • So who is Jesus?
• Should we be involved in politics?

Our study of Luther’s life and writings will serve as a basis for our discussions relative to the continuing import of Luther and the Reformation for the church and the world in the 21st century. In addition to class, we will gather for worship on Saturday morning, with preaching focusing on important writings of Luther, and on Saturday noon we will share a meal together.

Dates: September 29-30, October 27-28, and December 1-2

Schedule:

FRIDAYS

7:00 pm-9:00 pm: CLASS

SATURDAYS

9:00-10:00 am: CHAPEL

10:00am-12:00 pm-CLASS

12:00pm -1:00 pm: LUNCH

1:00-2:00 pm: CLASS

Cost and Registration:

The cost for this course is $150 and includes all three weekend classes.  To register, interested individuals should download this form and follow the instructions inside.

For More Information:

Contact Rev. Dr. Mary Havens, Director of the Lutheran Studies Program, at mhavens@gordonconwell.edu