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Reformation at 500: Enduring Lessons of Media, Technology and Disruption

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Commemorating 500 Years Since the Protestant Reformation

Hier stehe ich; Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir. Amen. Here I stand; I can’t do otherwise. God help me. Amen. —Martin Luther

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the cathedral door in Wittenberg, sparking the Protestant Reformation. In light of that anniversary, the AU community will be embarking on a nine-week reflection on the significance of that event for our world.

Our campus-wide commemoration is interdisciplinary, involving every school of the University, and is wide-ranging: table talks, roundtables, chapel services, lectures, a film screening, a networking fair, a mock trial, an art exhibition, and a concert. We invite you to join the AU community as we reflect on the ways in which the Protestant Reformation has shaped our world-for good and for ill.

All programs listed here: http://www.american.edu/ocl/kay/Reformation-at-500.cfm

This program will feature a wide-ranging and audience-interactive discussion by two media historians of American University's School of Communication -- Dean Jeff Rutenbeck and Professor W. Joseph Campbell. They will address the disruptive effects of new media technology that spurred the Reformation, and consider evidence of such effects in contemporary contexts.

Sponsored by: College of Arts and Sciences, Kogod School of Business, School of International Serivce, School of Professional and Extended Studies, School of Public Affairs, School of Education, University Library, Washington College of Law, Dadian Gallery at Wesley Seminary, Kay Spiritual Center and School of Communication

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