Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference 2017 Wittenberg

Posted: 3 April 2017

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The Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference is hosted by the LEUCOREA in Wittenberg and will take place May 10-12, 2017.

Theme of Plenary Lectures

More than Luther: The Reformation and the Rise of Pluralism in Europe

Speaking in plural about the reformations of the sixteenth century has become common in early modern research, the question, however, is what this plural form means. Is plural also plurality? And what was the diversity within each of the various traditions arising out of these reformations? Wittenberg is the venue and the LEUCOREA Foundation is the host for the 2017 RefoRC conference: the perfect match for dealing with these questions. The plenary papers will reflect, from various angles, on the variety of what came out of Luther or over against Luther and his movement, but the overall topic of the conference also gives full space to short papers on all kinds of subjects. The conference aims at getting a picture of the plurality of sixteenth century traditions and the interdisciplinary and interconfessional exchanges within these.

Short Papers, Panels and General Attendance

The conference is open to individual short paper presentations (20-minute presentations) and to thematic sessions of two or three short papers. While we encourage papers on the conference theme, papers can also focus on all disciplines related to the 16th century Reformations, such as philosophy, law, history, theology, etc., independent of the theme of the plenary papers.

Short Paper Submission and Registration

Short paper proposals (max. 2000 characters including white spaces) and registrations can be submitted via the registration form. Short paper submissions are closed.

Language

The language of the conference is English, but papers in French and German will be welcomed. Presenters who prefer to give their paper in French or German are invited to provide the audience with an English summary of about 150-200 words.

Conference Volume

The conference volume will be published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in the series Refo500 Academic Studies (R5AS) and will contain all the plenary papers and a selection of short papers. Another publication venue is the Journal of Early Modern Christianity (JEMC).

Manuscripts for the conference volume can be submitted to the editors (contact info will follow). All other manuscripts can be submitted to Tarald Rasmussen. Editors will decide on publication.

Event Info

Start Date
10 May 2017

End Date
12 May 2017

Program

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

13:00-15:00

Meeting project edition Acta Dordrecht (Library Room)

17:00-20:00

RefoRC Board Meeting (Library Room)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

09:30-11:30

RefoRC Member Meeting (Conference Room 1/2)

11:30-12:30

Lunch RefoRC Members (Conference Room 1/2)

10.30-15.45

Registration. For later registration please ask at the coffee table.
Coffee, Book Exhibit (foyer)

12:45-15:30

Inaugural Session (Auditorium Maximum)

12:45-13:15

Opening of the conference and welcome addresses: Ernst-Joachim Waschke, president of the Leucorea Foundation, Johann Schneider, Regionalbischof Halle-Wittenberg Evangelische Kirche im Mitteldeutschland, Herman Selderhuis, director of Refo500/RefoRC.

13:15-14:15

Plenary Lecture: Wim François (Leuven): The Doctrine of Justification and the Rise of Pluralism in the Post-Tridentine Catholic Church

14:15-15:15

Plenary Lecture: Edit Szegedi, (Cluj-Napoca): Calvinisms in East-Central Europe

Book presentation: Exportgut Reformation, Ulrich A. Wien/Mihai-D. Grigore (Hg.), erschienen bei Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

15:15-15:45

Coffee Break

15:45-17:15

Short Paper Panels

19:00-21:00

Guided Tour of the Research Library in the Castle Church, by Dr. Matthias Meinhardt

19:00 Welcome
19:15 Introduction
19:45 Guided Tour of the Research Library and the Castle Church, two groups

Thursday, May 11, 2017

09:00-11:45: Plenary Session (Auditorium Maximum )

09:00-10:00

Plenary Lecture: Martin Rothkegel (Elstal): The Many-Headed Hydra of the Anabaptists: Unruly Claims of Being Church in 16th Century Europe

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break, with piano recital of Mariëtta van der Tol in the Auditorium Maximum: J.S. Bach’s Das wohltemperierte Klavier

10:30-11:30

Plenary Lecture: Heiner Lück (Halle/Salle): Pluralismus der Rechtsordnungen als Folge der Reformation?

11:45-13:15

Short Paper Panels

13:15-14:15

Lunch Break

14:15-15:15: Plenary Session (Auditorium Maximum)

14:15-15:15

Plenary Lecture: Siegrid Westphal (Osnabrück): The Reform of Marriage and the “Reformed Marriage”

15:15-15:45

Coffee Break

15:45-17:15

Short Paper Panels

17:30-19:00

Short Paper Panels

19:15

Reception (Library Room)

Friday May 12, 2017

09:15-11:15

Short Paper Panels

11:15-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-13:00 Plenary Session (Auditorium Maximum)

11:45-12:45

Plenary Lecture: Alberto Melloni (Bologna): The Catholic Luther: Historiography and Reformation Inside the Church of Rome

12:45-13:00

Closing of the conference
Announcing the Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference 2018 in Warsaw

14.00

Guided Tour of Luther City Wittenberg by Dr. Marianne Schröter, Dr. Insa-Christiane Hennen and Thomas Lang, LEUCOREA

Plenary Speakers

Franois_2011.jpg Wim François (Leuven): The Doctrine of Justification and the Rise of Pluralism in the Post-Tridentine Catholic Church

Bio and Abstract

 Heiner_Lueck_1.jpg Heiner Lück (Halle/Salle): Pluralismus der Rechtsordnungen als Folge der Reformation?
 storie_melloni-b.jpg Alberto Melloni (Bologna): The Catholic Luther: Historiography and Reformation Inside the Church of Rome

Bio and Title

 Rothkegel.jpg Martin Rothkegel (Elstal): The Many-Headed Hydra of the Anabaptists: Unruly Claims of Being Church in 16th Century Europe

Bio and Abstract

 Edit_Szegedi_portrait.png Edit Szegedi, (Cluj-Napoca): Calvinisms in East-Central Europe

Bio and Abstract

 Siegrid_Westphal.jpg Siegrid Westphal (Osnabrück): The Reform of Marriage and the “Reformed Marriage”

Bio and Abstract

Short Papers

Charlotte Appel, Aarhus University, IKS: Luther’s Danish House of Learning. Religious Instruction and Confessional Identity in Lutheran Denmark 1550-1750

Carsten Bach-Nielsen, Aarhus University: Viborg in the Hands of the Lord. Destruction and Resurrection of a Reformation City 1726-1730

Jordan J. Ballor, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty: The Significance of Luther’s Futile Appeal to Imperial Authority 

Peter Balslev-Clausen, University of Copenhagen: The Tunes as Vehicles of the Lutheran Reformation

Somnath Basu, Freie Universität Berlin / University of Kent: E Unibus Pluram: Robert Browne and Sectarianism in 1580s England

Martin Berntson, Göteborg University: Religious Plurality in Post-Reformation Sweden

Chiara Bertoglio, Torino: Music, Justification, Communion and Ecumenism, 500 years After Luther

Erik A. de Boer, Theological University Kampen: De Causa Ecclesiae Campensis: Four Local Ministers on the National Agenda

Leon van den Broeke, Theologische Universiteit Kampen/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Competition or Cooperation? Diversity in the Religious Market in the Dutch Overseas Territories

Lottie Brouwer, University of Kent/Freie Universität Berlin: Confessionalization Through Travel: Lutheran Travel Literature about the Ottoman Empire

Simon Burton, University of Warsaw: Recovering the Catholicity of the Reformation: Luther, Comenius and the Debate over Justification

Tanner Capps, Duke University: Calvin, Medieval Mysticism, and the Visio Dei 

Graeme Chatfield, Australian College of Theology, Sydney: Christendom – Destroyed or Reimagined. The Inclusion of the Idea of Christendom in the Ecclesiologies of the Reformers

Dariusz Chemperek, Tolle Lege Institute, Warsaw; Maria Curie University, Lublin: Pluralism and Multiconfesionalism in Action: Lublin. Disputation between Jesuits, Polish Brethren and the Reformed in 1592 

Hyungjoo Chi, Yonsei University, Seoul: Die Pluralität mit und nach der Reformation in der europäischen Musikgeschichte des 16. Jahrhunderts

Michał Choptiany, Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’, University of Warsaw: Irenicism, Pansophia and Church Discipline: Heinrich Nicolai’s Views on Irenicism Revisited

Nicholas Cumming, Quinnipiac University, Hamden: “Our Illustrious Calvin”: The Reception and Appeal to John Calvin in Seventeenth-Century Scholastic Theology

Brian Cummings, University of York: Ritual, Liturgy and the Body

Esther Chung-Kim, Claremont McKenna College: Religion, Migration and Poor Relief in Calvin’s Geneva 

Emanuel Contac, Theological Pentecostal Institute of Bucharest : Bringing the Gospel to the Wallachians: A Reappraisal of Coresi’s Lutheran Catechism (1560)

Otfried Czaika, MF – Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo: Das Bild vom Mittelalter und die schwedische Reformationsforschung des 20. Jahrhunderts

Marianne Dircksen, North West University, Potchefstroom: Introduction of Project: The Translation and Annotation of Early Modern Christian Classics

Margret Eggertsdottir, The Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies: The Role of Poetry in the Wake of the Reformation in Iceland

Katrin Friske, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Politikwissenschaft: Gehorsam gegen die Obrigkeit. Zur Wandlung des Gehorsamsbegriffs in der reformatorischen Obrigkeitslehre

Csilla Gábor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj: Religious Polemics Towards the End of the 16th Century: Reconstruction and Interpretation

Aurelio Garcia, University of Puerto Rico: Bullinger’s Exhortation to a Non-Contentious Ministry: The Adhortatio ad ministros ecclesiarum, ad mutuam concordiam constituendam of 1572

Marco Giardini, independent scholar: Protestant Reception of the “Traditio Domus Eliae” Between the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Kim Stefan Groop, Åbo Akademi University: The Diet of Västerås in Church Historiography

Kees de Groot, NGP Apeldoorn: Preaching in the Public Domain. How Erasmus Sarcerius Appealed to the Authorities of its Responsibility for Church and society (Diet Leipzig 1553). A Substantive and Homiletic Analysis.

Sigurd Hareide, University College of Southeast Norway:The Elevation of the Host and the Ritual Politics of Kings and Reformers in Denmark-Norway 1537-1607

Ian Hazlett, University of Glasgow: Some Lutheran Swallows in Early Reformation Scotland

Insa-Christiane-Hennen, Stiftung LEUCOREA: Wittenberg: Stadtbild und Milieus im 16. Jh.

Jane Schatkin Hettrick, Rider University: A Lutheran Hymnal of the Enlightenment

Sabine Hiebsch, Theological University Kampen: Lutheran diversity in Early Modern Europe: Dutch Lutheran Inauguration Sermons as a Case Study

Gábor Ittzés, EMMI REB (Reformation Memorial Committee of Hungary): Plurality of Beginnings: Luther’s “Disputation against Scholastic Theology” and Its Historical Context

Bo Kristian Holm, Aarhus University: Sacrament and Sociallity in Luther’s Theology

Joohyun Hong, Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn: Introduction of Caspar Sibelius and his Journal on the Synod of Dordt

Rasmus Skovgaard Jakobsen, Aarhus University/Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies: The Lutheran Hierarchy of Authority and the Danish Nobility. Late 16th Century Negotiation of Power in Denmark

Eva Krause Jørgensen, Aarhus University: Disenchanted Individuals or Sacred Sociality? Contemplating Modernity’s Protestant Heritage

Fabiola Kadi, Universiteti F. S. Noli, Albania: Réforme et Littérature albanaise du XVIe siècle

Stefan Kiedron, University of Wroclaw: Philipp Melanchthon and his “Silesian Network”

Kees van der Knijff, Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam: Guided by the Spirit: Insights from Calvin’s Commentary on Acts

Nina Javette Koefoed, Aarhus University: Socio-Emotional Obligations in the Catechism and the Development of Confessional Culture in Denmark

Jeannette Kreijkes, University of Groningen/KU Leuven: Is a Special Faith the Same as Saving Faith?: Calvin’s Appropriation of Chrysostom’s Understanding of a Faith of Miracles

Lucas Kriner, University of St. Andrews: Beyond “Calvin’s Geneva”: Making the Case for Geneva’s Reformers

Thomas Lang, Stiftung LEUCOREA: Fürsten, Hoflager, Residenz – Das geistlich-geistige Zentrum Wittenberg innerhalb des ernestinischen Residenzsystems

Matteo Largaiolli, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico, Trento: Bishop-Poets in the Shadow of the Council of Trent

Tabita Landová, Charles University Prague: Preaching According to the Apostles’ Creed. The Original Pericope Order and Postilla by Jan Augusta

Ceri Law, University of Cambridge: Lives and Afterlives

Johnny  Finnssøn Lindholm, University of Iceland : The Protestant Pelican. Imagery and Theology in the Poetry of Ólafur Jónsson 

Balázs Dávid Magyar, Debrecen Reformed Theological University: Calvin Theologus Legislator: Theological and Ethical Implications of the Genevan Moral Laws in Calvin’s Works

Barbara Mahlmann-Bauer, Universität Bern, Institut für Germanistik: Other Reformations after Luther’s Reformation

Sasja Emilie Mathiasen Stopa, Aarhus University: “Honour your Father and Mother” – Honour, Obedience, and Love in Martin Luther’s Conception of Society

Yelena Mazour-Matusevich, EHESS, Paris: The Line Not So Straight: Possible Modifications to the Understanding of Luther’s Attitude toward Jean Gerson (1363-1429)

Charlotte Methuen, University of Glasgow: “And our Mohammed goes with the archangel Gabriel to choir”: Accounts of the Machomedischen Glauben in Sixteenth-Century German Pamphlets

Hicham Merzouki, Gent University: George Herbert’s “The Temple” as a Nostalgia to the Jewish Past

Joe Mock, Presbyterian Church Australia: What Were the Major Factors that Led to Bullinger Differing From Luther so Uncompromisingly with Respect to the Eucharist?

Luke Murray, KU Leuven: Unity Amid Plurality: Juan Maldonado on the Variety of Catholic Biblical Interpretations in the Early Modern Era

Anke Neugebauer: Stiftung LEUCOREA: Bau- und Kunsthandwerker am Wittenberger Schloss

Tomoji Odori, Musashi University, Tokyo: The European Reformation and Christian Minority in Early Modern Japan

Žiga Oman, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor: The Lamb and the Lute: Predicants of a Lower Styrian District of the Augsburg Confession

Volker Ortmann, University of Bielefeld: The Reformation as an Event, a Period or an Epoch. The Depiction of Reformation in German Church Histories of the 17th an 18th Century

Jeongkyu Park, Swansea University: The Reformation Justified: The Apocalyptic Historiography of the Church of England in the Seventeenth Century

Zachary Purvis, University of Edinburgh: Melanchthon in Modern Germany

Yanan Qizhi, Pennsylvania State University: The Lutheran Reformation and the Dreams about Death

Marta Quatrale, Freie Universität Berlin: Nikolaus von Amsdorf’s Reply to Johannes Pfeffingen. Some Remarks on Luther’s Harvest in the So-called Adiaphoristischer Streit

Stanislaw Rabiej, Warsaw University: Mariology Reformata

Jette Roenkilde, Aarhus University: Liturgical Practice as Societal Behaviour

John D. Roth, Goshen College, Goshen: How to Commemorate a Division? The Lutheran Reformation and its Relevance for the Global Anabaptist-Mennonite Church Today

Bernward Schmidt, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster: The Struggle for Reform and Unity: Networks and Negotiations in Albertine Saxony, 1534-1539

Christian Senkel, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen: Truth in Progress. John Miltons Rhetoric and the Rise of Pluralism

Fabian Sieber, Universität Regensburg: Toward an Anti-Dogmatic Awareness of Tradition: The Legacy of John Donne

Þórunn Sigurðardóttir, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies: Everyday Experience and Pastoral Care in Icelandic Spiritual Poems After the Lutheran Reformation 

Don Sinnema, Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek: The Procedural Debate in the Remonstrant Case at the Synod of Dordt (1618-19)

Mattias Skat Sommer, Aarhus University: The Death of Niels Hemmingsen and the Staging of a Protestant Memory

Joshua Smith, Baylor University: “Devilishe and Reprobate” –The Natural and the Supernatural in Sixteenth-Century English Accounts of the Kingdom of Münster

Gregory Soderberg, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam: Purity and Polity: Exploring Tensions in the Early Reformed Traditions 

Herman Speelman, Theological University of Kampen: The Calvinistic Reformation and the Rise of Pluralism in Europe

Karen Spierling, Denison University: Scandal in the Neighborhood: Contesting Community Standards in Reformation Geneva

Kirk Summers, University of Alabama: Assimilating and Adapting Renaissance Humanism in the Late Reformation 

Chow Sze-ting, School of History, Renmin University of China: Plague and Healing in the Lutheran Wittenberg

Nicholas Thompson, University of Auckland: Does the Cause Make the Martyr? Sebastian Castellio and John Calvin on the Execution of Michael Servetus

Mariëtta van der Tol, Cambridge University: Tolerance and Triads of Unity, Truth, and the Common Good

Zsombor Tóth, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest: Calvin a Hero of the Long Reformation in 18th Century Hungary? The “Johannis Calvini vita…” and its Hungarian Translation (1758)

Helmut Umbach, Universität Kassel, SOLUS CHRISTUS. Martin Luthers Zwei-Reiche-Lehre und die Türken. Einige historisch-theologische Anmerkungen zum Reformationsjubiläum 2017

Dolf te Velde, Theological University Kampen: Collateral Damage? The Condemnation of Conrad Vorstius by the Synod of Dordt

Meine Veldman, Faculté de théologie Évangélique (University of Acadia): Un Point de Vue Historico-Contextuel sur la Doctrine de la Justification de Calvin

Bronwyn Wallace, University of York: Events and Temporalities 

Alexandra Walsham, University of Cambridge: Objects, Places and Spaces

Micah J. Watson, Calvin College, Grand Rapids: John Calvin, John Locke, and the Cambridge School

Elizabeth Weckhurst, Harvard University, Cambridge: The Notion of “Cause” in Richard Hooker’s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

Maria Lucia Weigel, Europäische Melanchthon-Akademie Bretten: Reformations – Plurality in Portrait?

Izabela Winiarska-Górska, University of Warsaw: The Secularization of Ducal Prussia and Polish Literary Language – Two Opposed Models of Modernization of Religious Discourse in Poland the 16th Century

Marcin Wislocki, University of Wroclaw: Wisdom not Violence. Visual Propaganda for the Reformation Centenary in Stettin

Chou Wu, Göttingen Universität/Peking University: Konfessionelle Toleranz und Intoleranz in der Ratspolitik des Augsburgs 1520-1530 – eine Perspektive von Stadtprediger Urbanus Rhegius

Márton Zászkaliczky, Institute for Literary Studies, HAS, Budapest:  „Zwei Reiche” or “the Guardian of the Two Tables”? Different Conceptions and Roles of the Worldly Magistrate in 16th Century Hungarian Protestantism

 

Panels

May 10, 15.45-17.15 h

Recent Doctoral Research on Calvin’s Theology and Ethics
Chair: Karen Spierling, Denison University
Sponsor: Calvin Studies Society
Tanner Capps, Duke University: Calvin, Medieval Mysticism, and the Visio Dei
Balázs Dávid Magyar, Debrecen Reformed Theological University: Calvin Theologus Legislator: Theological and Ethical Implications of the Genevan Moral Laws in Calvin’s Works
Gregory Soderberg, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam: Purity and Polity: Exploring Tensions in the Early Reformed Traditions

Remembering the Reformation
Chair: Violet Soen, KU Leuven
Ceri Law, University of Cambridge: Lives and Afterlives
Bronwyn Wallace, University of York: Events and Temporalities
Alexandra Walsham, University of Cambridge: Objects, Places and Spaces
Brian Cummings, University of York: Ritual, Liturgy and the Body

Pluralism and Authorities
Chair: Dolf te Velde, Theological University of Kampen
Katrin Friske, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Politikwissenschaft: Gehorsam gegen die Obrigkeit. Zur Wandlung des Gehorsamsbegriffs in der reformatorischen Obrigkeitslehre
Rasmus Skovgaard Jakobsen, Aarhus University/Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies: The Lutheran Hierarchy of Authority and the Danish Nobility. Late 16th Century Negotiation of Power in Denmark
Márton Zászkaliczky, Institute for Literary Studies of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest: „Zwei Reiche” or “the Guardian of the Two Tables”? Different Conceptions and Roles of the Worldly Magistrate in 16th century Hungarian Protestantism

Religious Poetry
Chair: Michał Choptiany, Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’, University of Warsaw
Matteo Largaiolli, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico, Trento: Bishop-Poets in the Shadow of the Council of Trent
Hicham Merzouki, Gent University: George Herbert’s “The Temple” as a Nostalgia to the Jewish Past
Fabian Sieber, Universität Regensburg: Toward an Anti-Dogmatic Awareness of Tradition: The Legacy of John Donne

Ecclesiastical Negotations
Chair: Herman Selderhuis, Theological University of Apeldoorn
Bernward Schmidt, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster: The Struggle for Reform and Unity: Networks and Negotiations in Albertine Saxony, 1534-39
Joohyun Hong, Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn: Introduction of Caspar Sibelius and his Journal on the Synod of Dordt
Kim Stefan Groop, Åbo Akademi University: The Diet of Västerås in Church Historiography

Religious Instructions
Chair: Peter Opitz, University of Zurich
Emanuel Contac, Theological Pentecostal Institute of Bucharest: Bringing the Gospel to the Wallachians: A Reappraisal of Coresi’s Lutheran Catechism (1560)
Aurelio Garcia, University of Puerto Rico: Bullinger’s Exhortation to a Non-Contentious Ministry: The “Adhortatio ad ministros ecclesiarum, ad mutuam concordiam constituendam” of 1572
Charlotte Appel, Aarhus University, IKS: Luther’s Danish House of Learning. Religious Instruction and Confessional Identity in Lutheran Denmark 1550-1750

Social Impact of the Reformation
Chair: Tarald Rasmussen, University of Oslo
Jette Roenkilde, Aarhus University: Liturgical Practice as Societal Behaviour
Bo Kristian Holm, Aarhus University: Sacrament and Sociallity in Luther’s Theology
Nina Javette Koefoed, Aarhus University: Socio-Emotional Obligations in the Catechism and the Development of Confessional Culture in Denmark

May 11, 11.45-13.15 h

New Approaches to the Genevan Reformation
Chair: Barbara Pitkin, Stanford University
Sponsor: Calvin Studies Society
Esther Chung-Kim, Claremont McKenna College: Religion, Migration and Poor Relief in Calvin’s Geneva  
Karen Spierling, Denison University: Scandal in the Neighborhood: Contesting Community Standards in Reformation Geneva

Pluralism and Political Order
Chair: Peter Opitz, University of Zurich
Sponsor: Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty
Jordan Ballor, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty: The Significance of Luther’s Futile Appeal to Imperial Authority
Micah J. Watson, Calvin College, Grand Rapids: John Calvin, John Locke, and the Cambridge School
Dariusz Chemperek, Tolle Lege Institute, Warsaw/Marie Curie University, Lublin: Pluralism and Multiconfesionalism in Action: Lublin. Disputation between Jesuits, Polish Brethren and the Reformed in 1592

Translations and Interpretations
Chair: Violet Soen, KU Leuven
Luke Murray, KU Leuven: Unity Amid Plurality: Juan Maldonado on the Variety of Catholic Biblical Interpretations in the Early Modern Era
Fabiola Kadi, F. S. Noli University, Korsa: Réforme et Littérature albanaise du XVIe siècle
Zsombor Tóth, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest: Calvin a Hero of the Long Reformation in 18th Century Hungary? The “Johannis Calvini vita…” and its Hungarian Translation (1758)

Ernestinisches Wittenberg
Chair: Leonard Helten, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Thomas Lang, Stiftung Leucorea: Fürsten, Hoflager, Residenz –Das geistlich-geistige Zentrum Wittenberg innerhalb des ernestinischen Residenzsystem
Anke Neugebauer, Stiftung Leucorea: Bau-und Kunsthandwerker am Wittenberger Schloss
Insa-Christiane-Hennen, Stiftung Leucorea: Wittenberg: Stadtbild und Milieus im 16. Jh.

Religious Plurality
Chair: Volker Leppin, University of Tübingen
Sabine Hiebsch, Theological University Kampen:  Lutheran Diversity in Early Modern Europe: Dutch Lutheran Inauguration Sermons as a Case Study
Martin Berntson, Göteborg University: Religious Plurality in Post-Reformation Sweden
Ian Hazlett, University of Glasgow: Some Lutheran Swallows in Early Reformation Scotland

Luther and Lutheran Influences in Society
Chair: Otfried Czaika, MF – Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo
Zachary Purvis, University of Edinburgh: Melanchthon in Modern Germany
Stefan Kiedron, University of Wroclaw: Philipp Melanchthon and his “Silesian Network”
Sasja Emilie Mathiasen Stopa, Aarhus University: “Honour your Father and Mother” – Honour, Obedience, and Love in Martin Luther’s Conception of Society

May 11, 15.45-17.15 h

Religious Polemics in the Early Modern Period (1)
Chair: Jordan Ballor, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty
Marianne Dircksen, North West University, Potchefstroom: Introduction of Project: The translation and annotation of early modern Christian Classics
Csilla Gábor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj: Religious Polemics Towards the End of the 16th Century: Reconstruction and Interpretation

Discipline Cases at the Synod of Dordt (1618-19)
Chair: Volker Leppin, University of Tübingen
Don Sinnema, Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek: The Procedural Debate in the Remonstrant Case at the Synod of Dordt (1618-19)
Erik A. de Boer, Theological University Kampen: De Causa Ecclesiae Campensis: Four Local Ministers on the National Agenda
Dolf te Velde, Theological University Kampen: Collateral Damage? The Condemnation of Conrad Vorstius by the Synod of Dordt

Religious Literature
Chair: Zsombor Tóth, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Izabela Winiarska-Górska, University of Warsaw: The Secularization of Ducal Prussia and Polish Literary Language – Two Opposed Models of Modernization of Religious Discourse in Poland the 16th Century
Lottie Brouwer, University of Kent/Freie Universität Berlin: Confessionalization Through Travel: Lutheran Travel Literature about the Ottoman Empire
Christian Senkel, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen: Truth in Progress. John Miltons Rhetoric and the Rise of Pluralism

Death
Chair: Herman J. Selderhuis, Theological University Kampen
Mattias Skat Sommer, Aarhus University: The Death of Niels Hemmingsen and the Staging of a Protestant Memory
Yanan Qizhi, Pennsylvania State University: The Lutheran Reformation and the Dreams about Death
Nicholas Thompson, University of Auckland: Does the Cause Make the Martyr? Sebastian Castellio and John Calvin on the Execution of Michael Servetus

Reformation Cities
Chair: Karla Apperloo-Boersma, Refo500
Carsten Bach-Nielsen, Aarhus University: Viborg in the Hands of the Lord. Destruction and Resurrection of a Reformation City 1726-1730
Lucas Kriner, University of St Andrews: Beyond “Calvin’s Geneva”: Making the Case for Geneva’s Reformers
Chow Sze-ting, School of History, Renmin University of China: Plague and Healing in the Lutheran Wittenberg

Reformation Commemorations and More
Chair: Simon Burton, University of Warsaw
Marcin Wislocki, University of Wroclaw: Wisdom not Violence. Visual Propaganda for the Reformation Centenary in Stettin
John D. Roth, Goshen College, Goshen: How to Commemorate a Division? The Lutheran Reformation and its Relevance for the Global Anabaptist-Mennonite Church Today
Jeongkyu Park, Swansea University: The Reformation Justified: The Apocalyptic Historiography of the Church of England in the Seventeenth Century

May 11, 17.30-19.00 h

Luther on the Margins: The Cultural Reception of the German-Danish Reformation in Iceland
Chair: Christian Senkel, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Margret Eggertsdottir, The Árni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies: The Role of Poetry in the Wake of the Reformation in Iceland
Þórunn Sigurðardóttir, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies: Everyday Experience and Pastoral Care in Icelandic Spiritual Poems After the Lutheran Reformatio
Johnny Finnssøn Lindholm, University of Iceland: The Protestant Pelican. Imagery and Theology in the Poetry of Ólafur Jónsson

Reception of Calvin and Renaissance Humanism in Later Reformed Thought
Chair: Esther Chung-Kim, Claremont McKenna College
Sponsor: Calvin Studies Society
Nicholas Cumming, Quinnipiac University, Hamden: “Our Illustrious Calvin”: The Reception and Appeal to John Calvin in Seventeenth-Century Scholastic Theology
Kirk Summers, University of Alabama: Assimilating and Adapting Renaissance Humanism in the Late Reformation

The Radical Reformation
Chair: John D. Roth, Goshen College
Joshua Smith, Baylor University: “Devilishe and Reprobate” –The Natural and the Supernatural in Sixteenth-Century English Accounts of the Kingdom of Münster
Maria Lucia Weigel, Europäische Melanchthon-Akademie Bretten: Reformations – Plurality in Portrait?

Gorm Harste, University of Aarhus: How Lutheran Reformation released Organisational Revolutions

Reformed Theology
Chair: Barbara Pitkin
Kees van der Knijff, Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam: Guided by the Spirit: Insights from Calvin’s Commentary on Acts
Jeannette Kreijkes, University of Groningen/KU Leuven: Is a Special Faith the Same as Saving Faith?: Calvin’s Appropriation of Chrysostom’s Understanding of a Faith of Miracles
Meine Veldman, Faculté de théologie Évangélique (University of Acadia): Un Point de Vue Historico-Contextuel sur la Doctrine de la Justification de Calvin

Tolerance and Irenism
Chair: Bernward Schmidt, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Michał Choptiany, Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’, University of Warsaw: Irenicism, Pansophia and Church Discipline: Heinrich Nicolai’s Views on Irenicism Revisited
Mariëtta van der Tol, Cambridge University: Tolerance and Triads of Unity, Truth, and the Common Good
Chou Wu, Göttingen Universität/Peking University: Konfessionelle Toleranz und Intoleranz in der Ratspolitik des Augsburgs 1520-30 – eine Perspektive von Stadtprediger Urbanus Rhegius

History of Ideas
Chair: Ulrich Wien, Universität Koblenz-Landau
Graeme Chatfield, Australian College of Theology, Sydney: Christendom – Destroyed or Reimagined. The Inclusion of the Idea of Christendom in the Ecclesiologies of the Reformers
Marco Giardini, independent scholar: Protestant Reception of the “”Traditio Domus Eliae”” Between the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Elizabeth Weckhurst, Harvard University, Cambridge: The Notion of “”Cause”” in Richard Hooker’s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

May 12, 09.15-11.15 h

Plurality in Preaching
Chair: Erik A. de Boer, Theological University of Kampen
Žiga Oman, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor: The Lamb and the Lute: Predicants of a Lower Styrian District of the Augsburg Confession
Kees de Groot, NGP Apeldoorn: Preaching in the Public Domain. How Erasmus Sarcerius Appealed to the Authorities of its Responsibility for Church and society (Diet Leipzig 1553). A Substantive and Homiletic Analysis
Tabita Landová, Charles University Prague: Preaching According to the Apostles’ Creed. The Original Pericope Order and Postilla by Jan Augusta

Religious Polemics in the Early Modern Period (2)
Chair: Peter Opitz, University of Zurich
Charlotte Methuen, University of Glasgow: “And our Mohammed goes with the archangel Gabriel to choir”: Accounts of the Machomedischen Glauben in Sixteenth-Century German Pamphlets
Marta Quatrale, Freie Universität Berlin: Nikolaus von Amsdorf’s Reply to Johannes Pfeffingen. Some Remarks on Luther’s Harvest in the So-called Adiaphoristischer Streit
Gábor Ittzés, EMMI REB (Reformation Memorial Committee of Hungary): Plurality of Beginnings: Luther’s Disputation against Scholastic Theology and Its Historical Context
Joe Mock, Presbyterian Church Australia: What Were the Major Factors that Led to Bullinger Differing From Luther so Uncompromisingly with Respect to the Eucharist?

Reformation Interpretations
Chair: Zachary Purvis, University of Edinburgh
Eva Krause Jørgensen, Aarhus University: Disenchanted Individuals or Sacred Sociality? Contemplating Modernity’s Protestant Heritage
Volker Ortmann, University of Bielefeld: The Reformation as an Event, a Period or an Epoch. The Depiction of Reformation in German Church Histories of the 17th an 18th Century
Otfried Czaika, MF – Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo: Das Bild vom Mittelalter und die schwedische Reformationsforschung des 20. Jahrhunderts
Helmut Umbach, Universität Kassel: SOLUS CHRISTUS. Martin Luthers Zwei-Reiche-Lehre und die Türken. Einige historisch-theologische Anmerkungen zum Reformationsjubiläum 2017

The Catholic Luther
Chair: Wim François , KU Leuven
Simon Burton, University of Warsaw: Recovering the Catholicity of the Reformation: Luther, Comenius and the Debate over Justification
Stanislaw Rabiej, Warsaw University: Mariology Reformata
Sigurd Hareide, University College of Southeast Norway: The Elevation of the Host and the Ritual Politics of Kings and Reformers in Denmark-Norway 1537-1607
Yelena Mazour-Matusevich, EHESS, Paris: The Line Not So Straight: Possible Modifications to the Understanding of Luther’s Attitude toward Jean Gerson (1363-1429)

From Wittenberg to the World
Chair: Arnold Huijgen, Theological University of Apeldoorn
Tomoji Odori, Musashi University, Tokyo: The European Reformation and Christian Minority in Early Modern Japan
Leon van den Broeke, Theologische Universiteit Kampen/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Competition or Cooperation? Diversity in the Religious Market in the Dutch Overseas Territories
Herman Speelman, Theological University of Kampen: The Calvinistic Reformation and the Rise of Pluralism in Europe
Somnath Basu, Freie Universität Berlin / University of Kent: E Unibus Pluram: Robert Browne and Sectarianism in 1580s England

Tunes and Themes
Chair: Thomas Klöckner, Theological University Apeldoorn
Peter Balslev-Clausen, University of Copenhagen: The Tunes as Vehicles of the Lutheran Reformation
Chiara Bertoglio, Torino: Music, Justification, Communion and Ecumenism, 500 years After Luther
Hyungjoo Chi, Yonsei University, Seoul: Die Pluralität mit und nach der Reformation in der europäischen Musikgeschichte des 16. Jahrhunderts
Jane Schatkin Hettrick, Rider University: A Lutheran Hymnal of the Enlightenment

Register for Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference 2017 Wittenberg
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  • Short Paper Submissions are closed.
  • Registration: May 9, 2017.
  • Refo500 partner € 85.00
  • Non-Refo500 partner € 140.00
  • Student, Refo500 partner € 70.00
  • Student, non-Refo500 partner € 105.00

Registration Fee Includes

Subscription to the JEMC of 2017 (two issues)
Coffee Breaks
Reception and two guided tours

 

Stiftung LEUCOREA
Collegienstraße 62
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 34 91 46 60
Fax: +49 (0) 34 91 46 62 22

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May 10, 2017. 19.00 – c. 20.30 h (Tour 1)

Location: Castle Church and Castle Wittenberg

Organized by the Research Library for Reformation Studies in corporation with the Evangelical Preaching Seminary

In autumn 2017 the Research Library for Reformation Studies is going to open its doors in the completely refurbished Wittenberg Castle. Together with the Evangelical Preaching Seminary and the Foundation Christian Arts, the Library will form a centre of research, education, and exhibition at one of the most prominent locations of the Reformation.

The new Research Library will unite more than 220.000 books, circa 50 percent of which are prints of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. A multifaceted programme of academic and cultural events commences in 2017 and several research activities are in the process of planning for the next years.

Participants of the Seventh Annual REFORC Conference are invited to a presentation of this project in progress, including an introduction to the new Research Library and guided tours through the castle church and the construction site of Wittenberg castle.

19.00 h Welcome and introduction. Book presentation
19.15 h Lecture by Dr. Matthias Meinhardt, Director of the Research Library for Reformation Studies
19.45 h Guided tour in two or more groups

May 12, 2017. 14.00 – c. 15.30 h (Tour 2)

Guided Tour of the historical Luther City Wittenberg by Dr. Marianne Schröter, Director of the LEUCOREA. You will walk along the most important sights of the old university and residence town Wittenberg. During ca. 1,5 hours you will see e.g. the church of St. Mary, Luther’s preaching church and the oldest building in the city: the Schlosskirche with the Theses Door, the Castle Courtyard, the Old Town Hall, the Cranach Courtyards and one of the most important professors’ houses.

Start: Courtyard LEUCOREA.

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Before May 5, 2017 via e-mail.

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Karla Apperloo-Boersma, e-mail.

 

Refunds will be made for written cancellations received before March 1, 2017, less a € 30,00 processing fee.

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Karla Apperloo-Boersma, project leader of Refo500
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