Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

501: Luther and the Ever-Reforming Church

An Online Class

Dates: Oct. 23-Nov.17, 2017

Instructor: Kenneth Woo, Assistant Professor of Church History, PTS

Overview

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, widely regarded as the start of the Protestant Reformation. But what if it wasn’t? This online course will explore the historical circumstances—some centuries in the making—that made Luther’s reforms possible, leaving impressions that have endured in the imaginations of his friends and foes for the past 500 years. We will consider how social and cultural dynamics making the church ripe for change in 1517 have existed throughout church history, as well as how they might inform our present moment and ministry contexts.

The class will be self-paced and available for participants to engage with the instruction at their own convenience, i.e., offered asynchronously. Class size is limited to 15 students so register early!

Registration Fee / CEUs

Fee:  $85 /  CEUs:  1.0  /  Maximum enrollment: 15