The 2017 Ratzinger Prize Awarded to Theodor Dieter

The 2017 Ratzinger Prize Awarded to Theodor Dieter

Oct 9, 2017 | No Comments

At the Vatican on November 18, 2017, Prof. Theodor Dieter received the Ratzinger Prize from Pope Francis in recognition of his contributions toward the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. The previous day the three award recipients (the Catholic theologian Prof. Karl-Heinz Menke from Bonn and Eastern Orthodox composer Arvo Pärt from Estonia) had the opportunity to meet Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for half an hour.

Second Meeting of the Lutheran-Pentecostal Dialogue

Second Meeting of the Lutheran-Pentecostal Dialogue

Oct 3, 2017 | No Comments

Following on its first meeting in the Philippines last year, in September 2017 the teams of the international Lutheran-Pentecostal dialogue met in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, a location chosen for the historic significance of the year. As with the annual Studying Luther in Wittenberg seminar, the meeting took place at the Colleg Wittenberg, a short distance from the City Church. The dialogue members enjoyed daily worship in the Corpus Christi Chapel and participation in a tree planting at the Luthergarten, as well as the warm hospitality of the Colleg and beautifully renovated sites all over the city.

An Honorary Doctorate from Erfurt for Prof. Dieter

An Honorary Doctorate from Erfurt for Prof. Dieter

May 4, 2017 | No Comments

The Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Erfurt bestowed on Dr. Theodor Dieter of the Institute an honorary doctorate on January 24, 2017, during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This honorary doctorate in Catholic Theology (Dr. theol. h.c.) was given “in recognition of his contributions to research into Martin Luther’s theology in its historical context and its meaning for the present, his scholarly dedication to ecumenical theology, including the methodology and hermeneutic of the dialogues between the churches, and his outstanding achievements especially in the area of Catholic-Lutheran dialogue.”

Conference in Thessaloniki: 500 Years of Reformation

Conference in Thessaloniki: 500 Years of Reformation

May 4, 2017 | No Comments

An important international conference on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation took place in March of this year at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. It was organized in cooperation with the universities in Strasbourg and Kiel, Germany, along with the Institute for Ecumenical Research. The festive opening lecture was given by André Birmelé.

The Latest News from Prof. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

The Latest News from Prof. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

Apr 11, 2017 | No Comments

Although Prof. Wilson left her full-time post at the Institute a year ago, she remains busy as a Visiting Professor of the Institute in a number of venues in the United States.