Professor Timothy Wengert to teach on “95 Theses”


Professor Timothy Wengert will present on the catalytic event of the Reformation: the publication of Luther’s “95 Theses” in the fall of 1517. This document has tremendous iconic power in the history of the church. Many people, including Lutherans, are not so clear as to the content of the “95 Theses.” Because 2017 will be the 500th Anniversary Year of the Reformation, it is critical that the document be understood in its historical context.

Dr. Wengert’s two part public lecture can be heard on Sundays, May 18 and 25 at 9:45 a.m. in the basement classroom during Sunday Forum. Dr. Wengert will repeat these lectures in the parish hall after worship both on May 18 and 25 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. On Monday, May 19, the entire talk will be presented in one lecture, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the parish hall.

Pastor Wengert will meet with young adults for Pub(lic) Theology on May 18 at the parsonage at 7:30 p.m., teach a worship class on May 21, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. (see separate article), meet with the board of directors of the Melanchthon Institute, and preach on May 25.

Prof. Wengert recently retired from the faculty at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia where he taught Reformation history and the Lutheran Confessions for over twenty-four years while holding the Ministerium of Pennsylvania Chair of Church History.