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Wittenberg Series continues with Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium

Wittenberg University welcomes Euan Cameron, theologian at Union Theological Seminary in New York, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Bayley Auditorium of the Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center. Cameron will deliver the keynote address at the 2016-17 Wittenberg Series Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium.

The first Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History at Union Theological Seminary, Cameron was educated at Eton and Oxford where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1979 and received the doctor of philosophy in 1982. His address is titled “Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Reformation.”

Cameron’s scholarly work analyzes the roles and transformations of religion in European society in the Later Middle Ages and Reformation periods. His academic research first began in the area of religious dissent, especially the Waldensian heresy. He has published two books on this Christian movement, The Reformation of the Heretics (1984) and Waldenses: Rejections of Holy Church in Medieval Europe (2000). He has also completed “The Bible and the Early Modern Sense of History” for a chapter in the third volume of the New Cambridge History of the Bible, which he is editing for Cambridge University Press.

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Cameron worked on a project titled “The Biblical View of World History 1250-1750: Rise, Refinement and Decline.” He is also a volume editor for the Annotated Study Edition of the Works of Martin Luther, in partnership with Augsburg Fortress Press. He is editing volume 6, which focuses on Luther’s writings on the Bible.

In addition, he has edited two survey volumes on European history in the early modern period (c. 1500-c. 1800), the widely adopted college text Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History (1999) and The Sixteenth Century, in the series Short Oxford History of Europe (2006), which has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Polish.

Now in its 34th year, the Wittenberg Series brings distinguished lecturers and performing artists of national and international prominence to the Wittenberg campus and Springfield community. To make special arrangements, request a Series poster, or become a friend of the Wittenberg Series, contact Lisa Watson at WatsonL4@wittenberg.edu. All Wittenberg Series events are free and open to the public.

Additional 2016-17 Wittenberg Series Events:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5: Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium, 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium featuring Euan Cameron, Theologian, Union Seminary, New York City.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: Fred R. Leventhal Family Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Pam Evans Smith Arena featuring Ernesto Sirolli, of the Sirolli Institute, Enterprise Facilitation and Loren Cardeli, founder and executive director of A Growing Culture.
  • Sunday, Oct. 30: Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation Service, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-service 7:15), Weaver Chapel.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1: Allen J. Koppenhaver Literary Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium featuring Eavan Boland, poet.
  • Monday, Nov. 14: Concert with Sybarite5, 7:30 p.m., Weaver Chapel.
  • Friday, Dec. 9: Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-service at 7 p.m.), Weaver Chapel.
  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2017: Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, 11:15 a.m., Weaver Chapel featuring Dorothy Tillman, Civil Rights Activist and former Chicago Alderman.
  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017: Concert with Goldstein, Peled, Fiterstein Trio, 7:30 p.m., Weaver Chapel.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017: - IBM Endowed Lecture in the Sciences, 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium featuring Valentina Salapura, IBM.
  • Friday, March 31, 2017: William A. Kinnison Endowed Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium featuring Michael Blakey.
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