Mickey Mattox

Why Remember Martin Luther? Reflections of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

October 23, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. 
University of Miami
Whitten Learning Center, Room LC-110


On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses that sparked the beginnings of the Reformation. Undoubtedly, he changed the world . . . but for the better? From his own day to ours, Luther has been a controversial figure. He has been credited or blamed for many things, from the triumph of liberal democracy in the modern period to the Nazis’ genocide of the Jews during the Second World War. Professor Mickey Mattox explores the promise as well as the perils when attempting to appropriate the memory of the great German church reformer. Luther remains a compelling figure, a man whose faith, keen religious insight, and sometimes spectacular failures of vision have much to teach us in our day.

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Mickey L. Mattox (Ph.D. Duke University) is a member of the International Congress on Luther Research. He has published extensively on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, as well as ecumenical theology. He is presently writing a book on Luther’s cosmology, entitled From Chaos to Cosmos: Martin Luther’s Catholic Worldview.


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