Lutherans and Catholics, Then and Now

September 14-15, 2017

To commemorate the five-hundredth anniversary of the Wittenberg or Lutheran Reformation, Georgetown University hosted a two-day conference. Lutherans and Catholics reflected together on momentous theological, historical, cultural, and global implications unfolding from the events surrounding the Reformation and in the five decades of dialogue since the Second Vatican Council.


Thursday, September 14 (Dahlgren Chapel)

3:30 p.m. | Welcome Address
John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University

3:35 p.m. | Keynote Presentations

“Martin Luther, Trent, Vatican I, and Vatican II”
John W. O'Malley, S.J., Georgetown University

“Lutheran-Catholic Colloquies of the Sixteenth Century and Today”
Kenneth G. Appold, Princeton Theological Seminary
James Hastings, Princeton Theological Seminary

5:30 p.m. | Ecumenical Service of Word and Song for a Common Commemoration of the Reformation
Bishop Denis Madden, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Baltimore
Bishop Richard Graham, Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Bishop Latrelle Easterling, United Methodist Church

6:15 p.m. | Reception

Friday, September 15 (Copley Formal Lounge)

9:00 a.m. | What Is Distinctive about the Fifth Centenary of the Lutheran Reformation?
Christine Helmer, Boston College/Northwestern University
Peter Neuner, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich

10:30 a.m. | Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. | Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue: Accomplishments and Challenges
Kathryn Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Susan K. Wood, SCL, Marquette University

12:00 p.m. | Lunch

1:30 p.m. | Martin Luther, Ignatius of Loyola, and (the) Catholic Tradition
David Collins, S.J., Georgetown University
Philip D.W. Krey, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Amy Leonard, Georgetown University

3:30 p.m. | Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. | Teaching the Reformation after 50 Years of Dialogue: A Panel Discussion
Alfred J. Acres, Georgetown University
Julia Lamm, Georgetown University
Jo Ann H. Moran Cruz, Georgetown University
Philip D.W. Krey, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

This event is co-sponsored by Paulist Press and Georgetown University's Office of the President; Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; the Department of History; the Department of Theology; and the Office of Mission and Ministry.

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