Luther and Calvinism - Image and Reception of Martin Luther in the History and Theology of Calvinism

22. - 25. Sept. 2015

International Conference of the Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek Emden, organized as a RefoRC project. General communication of the conference will be in English and German. English handouts will be available for the German papers.

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Conference fee
Regular € 95,- (Refo500-Partner € 65,-)
Student € 75,- (Refo500-Partner € 45,-)
includes meals, drinks and guided tour

Information and Registration
Mrs. Ewa Emery
Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek
Kirchstraße 22
D-26721 Emden
Tel. +49 (0)4921 9150 0
Fax +49 (0)4921 9150 50

Registration before September 15th, 2015

In cooperation with
Humboldt Universität Berlin
Internationale Martin Luther Stiftung
Institut d´histoire de la Réformation
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
University of St. Andrews
Theological University Apeldoorn

Organizing committee
Irena Backus (Geneva), Bridget Heal (St. Andrews), Thomas Seidel (Erfurt), Zsombor Tóth (Budapest), Dorothea Wendebourg (Berlin), Herman Selderhuis (Apeldoorn), Marius Lange van Ravenswaay (Emden)

further information and Programm

General communication of the conference will be in English and German. English handouts will be available for the German papers.

Tuesday September 22nd 2015

9.30 Opening
Welcome and introduction
Marius Lange van Ravenswaay
Herman Selderhuis
Martin Heimbucher

Topics: Luther in Calvinist Tradition
The Place and Image of Luther in Calvinist Historiography
Karin Maag, Grand Rapids

Luthers Theologie in der Kunst der Calvinisten,
Andreas Gormans, Aachen

Luthers Einfluss auf das calvinistische Verständnis von Obrigkeit und Recht.
Christoph Strohm, Heidelberg

12.15-14.00 Lunch Break

Luther´s Theology and Calvinistic Church Orders and Church Polity
Johannes Smit, Potchefstroom

The Influence of Luther´s Theology on Calvinistic Political Thinking
Jordan Ballor, Grand Rapids

15.30-15.45 Coffee Break

Lutheran Elements in Calvinistic Eschatology
Rodney Petersen, Boston

The Paradigms of Saving Grace in Luther and Calvin
Peter Lillback, Philadelphia

17.45-19.00 Dinner

19.30 Public Evening Lecture
Die Rezeption der Theologie Luthers in dem Bau und der Einrichtung von calvinistischen Kirchen
Jan Harasimowicz, Wroclaw

20.30 Reception

Wednesday September 23rd 2015

Regions: Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Lutherwahrnehmung bei Bullinger
Peter Opitz, Zürich

Filling up the Gap: the Use of Lutheran Devotional Literature by German Reformed Protestants in Early Modern Times.
Jan van de Kamp, Bremen

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

Luthers Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der calvinistischen Bundestheologie
Andreas Mühling, Trier

Georg Erasmus von Tschernembl (1567-1626) auf seinem Weg von Luther zu Calvin
Karl W. Schwarz, Wien

12.30-14.00 Lunch Break

Die Lutherrezeption in der Deutschen Reformierten Theologie des 19. Jahrhunderts
Jan Rohls, München

Martin Luther im Denken Karl Barths
Michael Beintker, Münster

15.30-15.45 Coffee Break

Luther in den Calvinistischen Philosophen der Frühen Neuzeit
Günter Frank, Bretten

Die Lutherrezeption in der calvinistischen Bildung und Erziehung
Stefan Ehrenpreis, Innsbruck

17.30-18.30 Dinner

19.30 Neue Kirche
Luther in Reformed Liturgy, a musical lecture
Jan Luth, Groningen

Thursday September 24th 2015

Regions: Central-Europe and Britain
The Persecutio Decennalis (1671‒1681) and its Aftermath: the Lutheran Contribution to the Emergence of a Calvinist Political Theology in Royal Hungary and the Principality of Transylvania
Zsombor Tóth, Budapest

Luther und Calvinismus in Ungarn und Siebenbürgen,
Márta Fata, Tübingen

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

Calvinistic Baptist Readings of Luther in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Michael Haykin, Toronto

"Lutherus non vidit Omnia": The Ambivalent Reception of Luther in English Puritanism
David Parry, Cambridge

12.30-14.15 Lunch Break

Regions: The Netherlands
Self-expressions of Lutheranism in the Urban Lay-out of the Calvinist City of Amsterdam 1578-1978
Gert van Klinken/Maren Mielke Amsterdam

Luther in Dutch Reformed Orthodoxy
Henk van den Belt, Groningen

15.45-16.00 Coffee Break

Luther in Dutch Pietism
Fred van Lieburg, Amsterdam

Luther portraits in Dutch Art and Churches
Tanja Kootte, Utrecht and Martin van Wijngaarden, Rotterdam

18.00-19.00 Dinner

Guided Tour of the Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum Emden and Reception

Friday September 25rd 2015

Regions: France and Italy
Luther in der französischen evangelischen und calvinischen Literatur (1520-1560)
Olivier Millet, Paris

Luther in French Calvinism
Jon Balserak, Bristol

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

Das Lutherbild bei den Hugenotten ,
Susanne Lachenicht, Bayreuth

Luther in Italian Calvinism
Emidio Campi, Zürich

Closure of the Conference