On 23 September 2014, Dr Margot Kässmann will give a lecture entitled ‘Remembering the Reformation: Challenges of the 2017 Centenary’. It will take place at 6pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin.
Dr Kässmann’s lecture will engage with the dual legacy of this momentous era of our religious, political and cultural history, teasing out those strands that continue to nurture and give orientation as we face the many challenges of our age. She is the former Lutheran Bishop of Hannover and was a presiding bishop of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD), author of many books, and chief editor of Chrismon, a popular monthly news magazine with a theological outlook. After working with the World Council of Churches and a recent period as visiting professor in the USA, she is currently the EKD’s special envoy for the Reformation Centenary.
Dr Kaessmann’s lecture will be followed by short contributions from three discussants: Dr Brendan Leahy is the Catholic bishop of Limerick and formerly Professor of Systematic Theology, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He is joined by former Supreme Court judge and member of the Council of State of Ireland, Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness and Dr Duncan Morrow, Lecturer in Politics, and Director of Social Engagement, University of Ulster, Belfast. The discussion will be chaired by Prof. Linda Hogan, Vice-Provost of Trinity College Dublin and Professor of Ecumenics. The evening will conclude with a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.
All are welcome and admission is free. To register, please visit: http://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/