The anniversary year 2009 fortunately aroused great interest in the reformer Johannes Calvin (1509–1564). Calvin’s legacy was once again assessed, and a number of significant aspects of his theology were newly discovered and discussed. These discoveries were particularly fruitful for the ecumenical dialogue. Reformed theologians addressed the theology of Calvin on a broad basis. Lutheran and Catholic theologians took an interest in this rediscovery of Calvin by the Reformed and together joined the discussion on pertinent topics.

In 2010 four ecumenical institutions came together to harvest the ecumenical returns of the Calvin year. This resulted in contributions on such diverse topics as justification and sanctification, Christology and understanding of the sacraments, official theology and ecclesiology. The ecumenical potential of the Geneva reformer is considerable.

 

 

Texts of the conference to download