Please join us for the 2017 Robert A. Burns Lecture, which will be held at the University of Arizona Museum of Art (1031 North Olive Road) at 7:00pm on Monday, February 27, 2017.
For this year’s Burns lecture, UA Religious Studies is pleased to present Dr. Marc Forster, the Henry B. Plant Professor of History at Connecticut College.
Professor Forster’s lecture is titled “German Catholics and German Catholicism in the Land of Luther.”
He will speak about the resiliency of popular Catholicism in Germany in the two centuries after Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, initiated in 1517. For the third of the German population that remained Catholic, religious identity and practices were at the heart of social and cultural life, across all social classes. The result was a vibrant and active religion that had a major influence on the development of German culture and on the development of Catholicism in general.
This lecture is part of a series of special events marking the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. For information on related events throughout Tucson in 2017, see reformation.arizona.edu.