School of Theology 2017: Celebrating the Reformation

This year’s School of Theology sees members of the Faculty joined by visiting scholars as we celebrate the legacy of the Reformation and its significance 500 years on. Lectures are open to all students and the public and will run over two days on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September at Moore College.

On Wednesday, our speakers will introduce the school to some of the important players in establishing Reformation theology and practice thought in Europe. This will begin with Gerald Bray discussing why the Reformation matters today. This will be followed by expositions by Dean Zweck on Philip Melachthon, Martin Foord on Heinrich Bullinger, Tim Patrick on Thomas Cranmer and Jane Tooher on Katherine Zell.

Thursday’s lectures will focus on the theology and legacy of the Reformation. Firstly, Principal Mark Thompson will be reflecting on the significance of Scripture to the Reformers. There will then be a historical review of how the reformation was received in the 17th-20th centuries and this will be dissected by Andrew Leslie, Rhys Bezzant, Ed Loane and Andrew Hohne. In our final lecture, Andrew Bain, alumni of Moore College and current Vice-Principal of Queensland Theological College, will be exploring the ethical implications through the framework of Discipleship.

Dr Ed Loane Moore College lecturer in theology and church history, commented on the event,

“The School of Theology promises to be an informative and stimulating occasion where top scholars from around Australia share their research on Reformers, Reformed theology and the reception of this theology in the centuries since. The conference will help people grapple with issues at the heart of Christianity and the continuing relevance of the sixteenth century Reformation for today.”

We look forward to seeing you here and celebrating with us.

For the full program, visit:

School of Theology 2017: Celebrating the Reformation

 

To register and pay for the event, visit:

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