November 17-18, 2017
National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washintgon, DC 20016
The 16th Century was a turning point in the history of Christianity. It was a time of profound religious ferment in Europe driven by desires for reform that not only splintered the church in ways that still endure but gave rise to multiple re-formations of Christian belief and practice as well. The purpose of this conference, held on the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, is to take a fresh look at the events if that era in the light of subsequent developments in a manner that reflects the current thinking of both Reformed Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Dr. F. Bruce Gordon is professor of ecclesiastical history at Yale. He did his doctoral work at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where he was a member of the faculty until coming to Yale. The author of a number of influential scholarly works, he is best known for Calvin (Yale) a biography of the French reformer he published in 2009. His most recent book is John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion--a Biography (Princeton 2016).
Dr. Brad S. Gregory is a professor of early modern European history at the University of Notre Dame. Educated at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and Princeton (Ph.D.), among other institutions, he is the author of several important scholarly books. But he is best known for The Unintended Reformation--How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Belknap/Harvard 2012). His latest book, Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World (Harper One 2017), is scheduled to appear in October.