Renewal and Reform: Finding Common Ground on the Reformation after the Ecumenical Movement

Wessex Centre, Inner Close, Winchester Cathedral

18th Sep 2017 7.00PM - 18th Sep 2017 Event Type: Lecture

A series of lectures which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This second lecture is led by Revd Dr Susan Durber and is entitled "Renewal and Reform: Finding Common Ground on the Reformation after the Ecumenical Movement".

This talk will be held at the Wessex Centre, Winchester Cathedral and tickets will be £5 per lecture or £16 for all four lectures that take place at the Cathedral. For more information please contact the Box Office, call on 01962 857 275 or book online.

How have perspectives on the Reformation changed since our churches have grown closer and begun to listen to each other’s stories? Does the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification of 1999 change how we understand what happened in 1517? Are we breaking down the distance and the stereotypes that made this period so difficult for us to ‘read’ with care? Is Thomas Cromwell now redeemed by fiction, or history? How is it that Protestants can now go on pilgrimage and Catholics read the Bible is small groups? Does the Reformation need to divide us still, or can we find a common understanding? How is the ecumenical movement marking the anniversary of Luther’s protest? What, from this year of commemorations, might take us forward as the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church?

Susan Durber is a minister of the United Reformed Church, serving in Taunton, Somerset. She is the Moderator of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, which has as its mission to ‘serve the churches as they call one another to visible unity in one faith and in one Eucharistic fellowship’. She has served pastorates in Manchester, Salford and Oxford, been Principal of Westminster College in Cambridge and Theology Advisor to Christian Aid. She has published books on preaching, on theology and poverty, on the parables of Jesus, and collections of prayer.


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