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Five Hundred Years Later: Exploring the Legacy of the Reformation

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Five centuries after the Reformation, Fontbonne University will explore its lasting effects on Catholic and religious thought, bringing together clergy and laypeople for conversation and discussion beginning Sept. 28. All events are free and open to the public and will take place on Fontbonne University’s campus, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO.

From Tolerance to Respect: Being Catholic and Being Protestant Since the Reformation
Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lewis Room, Jack C. Taylor Library
This panel discussion featuring three professors of church history coincides with Covenant Theological Seminary’s Fall 2017 Francis A. Schaeffer Lecture Series Sept. 29 – 30. Panelists include Dr. Eduardo Echeverria, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Dr. Sean Lucas, Reformed Theological Seminary and Dr. Brian Matz, Fontbonne University.

Newman Symposium: Reflecting on the Reformation in Catholic Culture and Theology
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4 – 7 p.m.
Doerr Chapel, Ryan Hall
This annual event begins with Vespers led by Archbishop Robert Carlson, includes a lecture by Dr. Grant Kaplan, associate professor of systematic theology at Saint Louis University, and concludes with a reception in the Ryan Hall lobby.

Carondelet Lecture Series: Shifts in Catholic Self Perception from the Reformation to an Ecumenical Age
Thursday, Oct 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lewis Room, Jack. C. Taylor Library
This year’s speaker, Dr. Susan Wood, SCL, professor of theology, Marquette University, is a Catholic member of the Vatican-sponsored North American Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue Group and works toward increased unity between Catholics and Protestants.

For additional information, contact Dr. Brian Matz, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Chair in Catholic Thought, at (314) 719-4352 or


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