After taking some time off to turn our second season into this book, I’m happy to announce the sudden return of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast for a special third season: six or seven episodes clustered around the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
That is: around the 500th anniversary of the date that Martin Luther supposedly posted his 95 Theses, which may or may not be a good marker for the much larger event of the Reformations.
More on that and other topics in this debut episode, during which Sam Mulberry and I reflect on the purpose of commemoration, sketch the barest outlines of a Christian theology of memory, look at earlier Reformation anniversaries, and consider the implications of focusing our commemorative energies so heavily on October 31, 1517.
Thomas Albert Howard, Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism (Oxford UP, 2016)
Chris Gehrz, “History as Stewardship of the Past,” The Pietist Schoolman, Oct. 5, 2015
Lund 2016: The Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation — including this common ecumenical prayer by Pope Francis and Bishop Munib Younan (then-president of the Lutheran World Federation)
Refo500.com (international clearinghouse for commemorations)
“Robot priest unveiled in Germany to mark 500 years since the Reformation,” The Guardian, May 30, 2017
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