RETHINK Reformation 2017

2017 is the official 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. It is also the year in which Aarhus is to be the European Capital of Culture (EcoC), under the general theme of Rethink. These historical constellations provide a unique opportunity not only to celebrate and commemorate, but also to critically review the legacy of the Reformation, retool the vision of the European past and future, and reconsider in this light the basic conditions of human existence. On this occasion Aarhus University organizes an international conference that reflects on 500 years of European history raising the questions of what the historical event of the reformation means for European societies today and what new reformations the continent requires now.

Keynote Speakers include: 

  • Prof. Theodor Dieter (Institute for Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg)
  • Prof. John Milbank (The Centre of Theology and Philosophy, University of Nottingham)
  • Prof. Aleida Assmann (Litteraturwissenschaft, Universität Konstanz)
  • Prof. Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (The Institut Technik-Theologie-Naturwissenschaften, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Prof. Claudia Welz (University of Copenhagen)
  • Prof. Robert Stern (University of Sheffield)
  • Prof. Niels Henrik Gregersen (University of Copenhagen)

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