The Case for a New Reformation

The Case for a New Reformation

A lecture given by the Rt Revd Dr John Saxbee

Date:Thursday, 19 October 2017 at 10am until 12 noon
Venue:Ludlow Mascall Centre
Cost:£8 (including coffee during a mid lecture break)

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses which kick-started the European Reformation. This represented an extraordinary eruption of passionate intensity into a pre-modern world ill-served by an increasingly corrupt and complacent church. But since then the Enlightenment, modernity and post-modernity, secularism and post-secularism and a raft of revolutions have transformed the world into a place the 16th century reformers would barely recognise. Perhaps the time has come for a new Reformation or, at least, completion of the original ‘unfinished business'.

The Rt Revd Dr John Saxbee was Bishop of Ludlow from 1994 before his appointment as Bishop of Lincoln in 2001. He retired to west Wales where he remains active in ministry and theological education.


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