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Exhibiting the Reformation

Helmut Puff, U-M German, History, and Women's Studies
Friday, September 15, 2017
4:30-6:00 PM
Gallery, Room 100 Hatcher Graduate Library Map
This lecture will formally introduce the exhibition "Reforming the Word: Martin Luther in Context." In 1517, Martin Luther, a professor of theology and a monk, published his scathing critique of indulgences, a church practice that allowed Christians to buy off time from suffering for one’s sins in the afterlife. Issued in the provincial town of Wittenberg, this call for academic debate and reform unleashed a series of events that led to the break-up of Latin Christianity. The Reformations that followed forever altered the lives of those in early modern Europe and beyond. Highlighting University of Michigan’s Special Collections, Reforming the Word: Martin Luther in Context, commemorates this pivotal transformation in world history.
Building: Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: European, Exhibition, History, Library, Max Kade
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), Department of History, Germanic Languages & Literatures