A Luther Conference at Catholic University

Dear Members of the Society for Reformation Research,

On May 30th to June 1st an international conference entitled “Luther and the Shaping of the Catholic Tradition” will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Catholic University of America, with a choral presentation at the Church of the Reformation. Sponsored by the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences, the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic University of America, and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the conference will explore late medieval Western ideas on justification, Eastern Christianity, the Eucharist/Mass, and ecclesiology; how Luther developed various strains of these idea; and how the Roman Catholic Church responded to his ideas in shaping its own tradition. The speakers, leading ecumenists and scholars of the Reformation, will come from Finland, France, Germany,the United States, and the Vatican, and from the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions. The schedule provides opportunities for discussion of the presentations. Attached please find the conference schedule and a poster with information on the conference. For more information, please consult the website cuatoday.com/MartinLuther500.Hoping that you will be able to attend this conference and wishing you a blessed Easter, we are 

Sincerely yours, Nelson H. Minnich, Michael Root