As you might have picked up from social media, the John Owen Society is pleased to announce this term’s lecture! In the lead up to the various 500 year anniversary celebrations of the Reformation in 2017, the subject matter of this lecture holds great relevance for the 21st century church.
Lecture title: ‘Regensburg Article 5 on Justification: Compromising Patchwork or Ecumenical Breakthrough?’
Lecture detail: In 1541, at the most famous of the many colloquies between Catholic and Protestant theologians, Bucer, Melanchthon, Gropper and Eck produced a brief agreed statement on justification by faith. Luther regarded it as a compromising patchwork of inconsistent ideas. Calvin saw it as a significant achievement. Who was right? Does the agreement have any ongoing significance for Catholic-Protestant relations?
Speaker: Professor Anthony Lane, London School of Theology (his bio here).
Date: Monday 21 November 2016
Location: Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College, Oxford.
Cost: Free. That said, we will be inviting attendees to become members of the John Owen Society on the evening, and welcome an optional contribution. This is entirely optional but we would be greatly encouraged by your support as we endeavour to bring high quality Reformed lectures to Oxford.
Further details: As usual there will be book giveaways, and we will be announcing the plans for the John Owen Society this coming year.
RSVP: please do register for the evening at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join with us in praying that this event would be of great benefit. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing drinks and nibblies with you afterwards.