Prof. Dieter Receives an Honorary Doctorate from the Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium)

Prof. Dieter Receives an Honorary Doctorate from the Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium)

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On February 15, Prof. Theodor Dieter of the Institute received an honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, an exceptionally large university with 55,000 students. Along with the University of Cologne, Leuven was the first university to condemn the teachings of Martin Luther in 1519. But Leuven today very consciously chose to bestow this honorary doctorate on a Luther researcher and ecumenical theologian.

“Luther and the Sacraments” at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

“Luther and the Sacraments” at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

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A conference on the subject of “Luther and the Sacraments: A Catholic Re-Reading in Ecumenical Perspective” took place from February 26 to March 1 at the Gregoriana, a Jesuit university in Rome. The conference was prepared and led in cooperation with the Johann Adam Möhler Institute in Paderborn, Germany, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU).

An Honorary Doctorate from Erfurt for Prof. Dieter

An Honorary Doctorate from Erfurt for Prof. Dieter

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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

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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.

Study on “Lutheran Identity”

Study on “Lutheran Identity”

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In 2017, the 500th jubilee of the Lutheran Reformation, many churches will ask themselves what exactly it means to be “Lutheran.” What is a Lutheran church or Lutheran theology? What is the “Lutheran DNA”?