Annie Morphew, doctoral student, will present the second lecture, entitled "Strangers in a Strange Land: Religious Refugees and Exiles in the Reformation."
The lecture series seeks to illuminate the social consequences of the Protestant movement in 16th-century Europe on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The Protestant Reformation and its aftermath in the 16th and 17th centuries offer fascinating parallels to questions that presently engage the public. The question of the status and treatment of women and minorities in society, and the multi-faceted problem of the relationship between religion and the call for social justice, most prominently voiced by the peasants during the Reformation era, is no less urgent today than it was in the 16th century. And the split of Western Christianity as a result of the Protestant Reformation created religious refugees all over early modern Europe, a familiar problem today as well.
Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Regents' Professor of History, or Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History, will contextualize and comment on each of the following lectures.
The series comprises four lectures presented on consecutive Sundays beginning on Aug. 6.