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Bruton Fall Lecture Series: The Reformation: Its Legacy Today

October 4, 11, 18 & 25
This year’s series will address the historical events which occurred over 500 years ago known as The Reformation and which reshaped Western Christianity.  It will also include a forum of local clergy discussing where we are as Reformation-legacy Christians today.
    The program will consist of three sessions (October 4,11 & 18) covering the 16th century Reformation events and a forth session which will be a panel discussion.  We are happy to announce that our panel for the final session (October 25th) has been assembled by Fr. Dan McClain. They represent clergy who are members of churches in our Williamsburg community who are in direct line from the Reformation period.  They include:
The Rev’d James Glass, Catholic Campus Ministry at W&M
The Rev’d Ben Robertson, Reformed University Fellowship at W&M
The Rev’d Andy Ballantine, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Pastor
The Rev’d Dr. Daniel McClain, Bruton’s Episcopal Ministry at W&M

The panel will focus on the question of where we are today as Christian communities living out Christ’s prayer “that they may all be one” (Jn 17:21a) and will be moderated by the two presenters, Drs. Angelov and Cobb. The session schedule and presenters will be:

October 4 & 11 - German Reformation & Swiss Reformation (click the preceding blue links for the video of the program) - Rev’d Dr. James Cobb, Lutheran Pastor (click here for his powerpoint presentation for these offerings)

October 18 - English & Roman Catholic Reformations (click the preceding blue link for the video) - Professor Alexander Angelov, Religious Studies Department, The College of William & Mary (click here for his powerpoint presentation for this offering)

October 25 - Panel Discussion with Local Clergy - Moderated by Drs. Angelov and Cobb
This video is available, however, there were technical difficulties that resulted with the camera used.  Unfortunately, some of the video is missing but hopefully you will enjoy what was taped.

    The talks will be geared to help us understand within each movement what was kept, what was added, what was removed, what was modified.  This should help us to understand the genesis of the current differences (and yet similarities) which we experience today in our Christian communities.  Reflection on these events will hopefully help us all see what is central among all the movements and hence the basis of our Christianity unity.
    The talks/panel will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp and will be preceded by a light coffee/desert get-together starting at 6:30 p.m.  Now that the dates have been set, think about inviting friends and neighbors!

Last Published: November 1, 2018 1:10 PM