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

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

Posted by: on May 5, 2017 | No Comments

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

Posted by: on 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

Posted by: on 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.

In Memoriam: Günther Gassmann (1931–2017) and Per Lønning (1928–2016)

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2017 | No Comments

The Institute mourns the death of two former colleagues who have died in recent months.

Celebrating the Reformation Commemoration in Southern Europe

Celebrating the Reformation Commemoration in Southern Europe

Posted by: on Dec 19, 2016 | No Comments

Many were surprised to learn already in February 2016 that Pope Francis would participate in the opening festivities of the Reformation commemoration year in Lund, Sweden, which took place on October 31. A special interest in the Reformation has been developing in the southern countries of Europe.