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The Protestant Reformation and Modern Culture Wars

May 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - May 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm


A Distinguished Seminar featuring Molly Worthen 

Five hundred years ago, the disgruntled monk Martin Luther wrote his 95 complaints against the Roman Catholic Church, launching new theological and political conflicts that still resonate across America and the Western world. Distinguished historian of religion Molly Worthen examines how the Protestant Reformation opened new debates about God’s relationship with humanity and Christianity’s role in power politics—debates that have had profound consequences for American Christianity. Join Professor Worthen as she explores the most prominent people, ideas, and events of the Protestant Reformation and discusses the legacy of that 16th-century upheaval among American evangelicals in our own polarized political landscape.


Martin Luther’s Big Idea

The Reformed Tradition

The Anabaptist Radicals

Reformation Legacies in 21st-century Culture Wars

Molly Worthen is an associate professor of history, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism.

4:30pm-8:30pm Friday, May 18 through 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday, May 19, 2018. The tuition is $125 ($115 until May 1st). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($57.50 until May 1st).  Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner on Friday evening is $20.00.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 3-4 weeks before the program date. 


May 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
May 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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