Athens State University to Host Reformation 500 Events

September 10, 2017
by Staff Reports

From ASU:

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.  In order to promote the understanding of the historical significance of this event, Athens State University is sponsoring a series of Reformation 500 events through the Center for Religion and Ethics and the Livingston Concert/Lecture Series. Events will take place in the McCandless Hall auditorium on the Athens State University Campus at 6:00 pm.  All events are free and open to the public.

The schedule of events will be:

  • Monday, September 11: A concert of music from the Reformation performed by the renowned organist Professor Steven Wente of Concordia University-Chicago using the historic McCandless pipe organ. 

  • Monday, September 25: “Luther and Education,” a lecture by Professor Ronald Fritze of Athens State University.

  • Monday, October 9: “Luther and Politics,” a lecture by Professor David Whitford of Baylor University.

  • Monday, October 23: “Luther’s Rome,” a lecture by Professor Russel Lemmons of Jacksonville State University.

  • Monday, November 6: “Scottish Responses to the Lutheran Reformation,” a lecture by Professor Debra Baird of Athens State University.

For additional information or questions, contact: Ronald Fritze at or 256-233-6524.

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