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500 Years of Protestant Reformation

  • UoA Epsom Campus, B Block, room 104 74 Epsom Avenue Auckland, Auckland, 1023 New Zealand (map)

Eisenach, Erfurt, Wittenberg, Worms and more! 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation initiated by Martin Luther writing 95 theses against the sale of indulgences in the Catholic Church and, by popular belief, nailing them to a church door in Wittenberg. But Wittenberg was not the only place where things happened. Heike Papenthin will take us on a virtual tour to places related to Martin Luther’s life and legacy.

Heike, a long-time member of the Auckland Goethe Society, trained and worked as a teacher for English and Religious Education in German secondary schools before coming to New Zealand in 2013. Keenly interested in Reformation matters, she has kindly agreed to put into context what, as a one-off, has given Germany an additional public holiday this year: Reformation Day (on 31 October).

The presentation will be held in English. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.