Impact of the Reformation on Faith and Civilization Series - - Walsh University
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SUBJECT         Impact of the Reformation on Faith and Civilization Series --
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IMPACT OF THE REFORMATION ON FAITH AND CIVILIZATION SERIES

WALSH UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2017

 

Walsh University Lifelong Learning Academy presents this fall the  Impact of the Reformation on Faith and Civilization.  The Lifelong Learning Academy offers six Wednesday evening lectures, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in conjunction with the North Canton Area Ministerium and the Lutheran Catholic Covenant Commission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

September 27, 2017 - Barrette Business and Community CenterThe Reformation: Theological and Historical Perspectives – Phenomenology of the Protestant Reformation Doctor Donald Wallenfang (Theologian), Walsh University            

The Implications of the Reformation: An Example – Doctor Douglas Palmer (Historian) Walsh University 

October 4, 2017Barrette Business and Community Center                                    Catholics and Lutherans Seeking Communion: An Example of Catholic/Protestant Dialogue Today – Father Joseph Witmer, Pastor Emeritus, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Aurora, OH and Pastor Mark Williams, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton OH

October 11, 2017 - Barrette Business and Community Center
Reform Movements in Judaism – Rabbi Jon Adland, Temple Israel, Canton OH                             

October 18, 2017 - Barrette Business and Community Center
Reform and Renewal in Islam – Imam Ramez Islambouli, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

October 25, 2017 - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel
Voices of Grace: Musical Voices Shared Across Theological Borders – Reverend Anissa Glaser-Bacon, New Vision United Church of Christ, Canton OH

November 8, 2017 - Barrette Business and Community Center
The Impact of the Reformation on Art and Architecture – M. J. Albacete, Director Emeritus, Museum of Art, Canton OH

Walsh University Lifelong Learning Academy programs are open to the public without charge.  Reservations are not required.  For further information contact Rabbi John Spitzer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 330-244-4734, or visit https://www.walsh.edu/the-impact-of-the-reformation-on-faith-and-civilization%20.

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September 27, 2017 - Barrette Business and Community Center
The Reformation: Theological and Historical Perspectives – Phenomenology of the Protestant Reformation Doctor Donald Wallenfang (Theologian), Walsh University            

With reference to his new book, Dialectical Anatomy of the Eucharist, Dr. Wallenfang will explore the theological dichotomy that emerged between Protestants and Catholics, in particular, the inherent tension between word and sacrament, preaching and adoration, proclamation and manifestation.  Not only will this talk consider what distinguishes Protestants and Catholics theologically, but also will suggest new pathways for ecumenical understanding.

The Implications of the Reformation: An Example – Doctor Douglas Palmer (Historian) Walsh University:  Dr. Palmer will explore the impact of the Reformation in the Dutch Republic such as Dutch Protestant iconoclasm and Dutch religious toleration.

October 4, 2017Barrette Business and Community Center
Catholics and Lutherans Seeking Communion: An Example of Catholic/Protestant Dialogue Today – Father Joseph Witmer, Pastor Emeritus, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Aurora, OH and Pastor Mark Williams, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton OH:  Father Witmer and Pastor Williams both serve on the Lutheran Catholic Covenant Commission.  They will discuss the Lutheran/Roman Catholic Covenant between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

October 11, 2017 - Barrette Business and Community Center
Reform Movements in Judaism – Rabbi Jon Adland, Temple Israel, Canton OH

Judaism is an ever-evolving religion.  Since the days of Moses, Judaism has confronted modernity and adjusted to new realities in the world.  At the same time, in every age of Judaism’s long history, there have been competing groups trying to “reform” Judaism with tilts toward conservatism and liberalism.  As Rabbi Leonard Fein once wrote, “Reform is a Verb.”  Rabbi Adland walks through the reforms made by the Pharisees, Rabbis, Karaites, Chasidim and Reform Jews for the past 2,000 years.

October 18, 2017 - Barrette Business and Community Center

Reform and Renewal in Islam – Imam Ramez Islambouli, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH:  Whenever political disintegration and social and moral decline grip parts of the Muslim World, there is always a call for religious reform.  In addition, internal and external threats to the life of the Muslim community prove to be stimuli for religious revival and reform.  Since the 18th century, revivalist movements contributed tremendously to the revitalization of Islam.  Understanding the background and context of revival and reform is essential for an appreciation of Islam’s dynamism and diversity. The differences between reform Muslims, and their more conservative peers, are twofold.  The first is the interpretation of how to apply core Islamic values to modern life.  The second is a more reactionary dialectic that criticizes traditional narratives or even rejects them, thus denying any obligation to follow them while also allowing greater freedom in interpreting Quran.  The Imam will also discuss Islamic Modernism, a movement that has been described as “the first Muslim ideological response attempting to reconcile Islamic faith with modern Western values such as nationalism, democracy, civil rights, rationality, equality, and progress”.  Islamic Modernism features a “critical reexamination of the classical conceptions and methods of jurisprudence” and a new approach to Islamic theology and Quranic exegesis.

October 25, 2017 - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel
Voices of Grace: Musical Voices Shared Across Theological Borders – Reverend Anissa Glaser-Bacon, New Vision United Church of Christ, Canton OH

Reverend Glaser-Bacon will discuss the blessings of sharing music across Catholic/Protestant boundaries.  She will invite participants to consider the lasting effects of Vatican II on Protestant Hymnody and the impact of modern Protestant Congregational Song on sung music in the modern Catholic Church.

November 8, 2017 - Barrette Business and Community Center
The Impact of the Reformation on Art and Architecture – M. J. Albacete, Director Emeritus, Museum of Art, Canton OH:  Demands for reforms within the Catholic Church reached a crisis during the European Renaissance, resulting in disputed views on religious iconography and church architecture.  The building of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and St. Paul’s in London embrace the climactic divide between orthodox Catholicism and emerging Protestant denominations.  The effects of this discord on the creation of religious art ran to extremes, even as Protestant leaders sought distinctly different church styles.  Works by many artists of this transitional period will be shown, as well as the various church styles.

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