"500 Years of the Reformation: Origins, Scope, and Impact" I Panel Discussion

Martin Luther had no intention of breaking with the western Church when he denounced the Church's sale of indulgences in October, 1517. Yet by 1600 the upheaval he set off with his 95 Theses had transformed the religious map of Europe. Today, Protestants account for about 40% of the world’s Christians and they live across the globe. This panel discussion commemorating the Quincentennial of the Reformation will examine in broad strokes the events of the sixteenth century and their significance today. Featured presenters are:

"Martin Luther and the Causes of the Protestant Reformation"
Brian P. Levack
John E. Green Regents Professor Emeritus in History
University of Texas at Austin

"After the Reformation: Coexistence or Religious War?"
Barbara Diefendorf
Professor Emerita of History
Boston University

"Luther in the Long Durée: Protestantism in Latin America"
Virginia Garrard
Professor of History, and Director, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
University of Texas at Austin


Miriam Bodian, moderator
Professor of History, and Director, Institute for Historical Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Garrard’s research has been featured on Not Even Past including interviews and original essays: La Violencia in GuatemalaA Late Autumn Day in DallasPropaganda or Progress?; and a review of two documentaries on Guatemala’s violent civil war. Dr. Levack’s work has been featured on Not Even Past and 15 Minute History: Possession and ExorcismMagna Carta and Anglo-American ConstitutionalismExorcismThree Hundred Sex CrimesWitch-hunting in Early Modern Europe; and “Demonic Possession” in Early Modern Europe. Dr. Bodian contributed “A Dangerous Idea” – about a young Jew who went on trial before the Portuguese Inquisition in Lisbon in 1495 after being captured in Brazil - and a original piece about a hidden Jewish “archive” in the Azores geniza.

AT&T Exec. Education & Conference Center’s Tejas Dining Room
1900 University Ave, Austin Texas 78705
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Free and open to the public. 
RSVP required: please email: cmeador@austin.utexas.edu


Sponsored by: Department of History; Department of Religious Studies; Center for European Studies; Institute for Historical Studies

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (ATT), Tejas Dining Room
1900 UNIVERSITY AVE , Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Alumni, General Public



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