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Registrations now open for Luther@500 Conference
16 February 2016

The Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics (ALITE), in cooperation with the faculty of Australian Lutheran College (ALC), is hosting this international conference on the theology of Martin Luther to mark the 500th anniversary in 2017 of the Lutheran Reformation.

The Luther@500 conference will be held from 28 June to 3 July 2016 at the Catholic Leadership Centre in East Melbourne, Australia. It will explore, positively and critically, the reception of Martin Luther’s theology today and its significance for Christianity in the future. The exploration of Luther’s theology will be three-dimensional: ecumenical, global and future-focused.

Six international Luther scholars, as well as several ALC and other Australian Luther scholars, will present papers based on original research and thought.

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is a major milestone not only in the global Lutheran church but also in the history of western Christianity. The time is ripe to take stock of what Luther has to offer the churches and Christian theology in the increasingly ecumenical and global contexts in which we live and work.

Luther@500 promises to be the main theological conference of its nature in the Southern Hemisphere. It will be of interest to Luther scholars, theologians, clergy, students and laypeople of all denominations.

On-line registrations are now open on the conference website.

Registration fees are as follows. These include conference fees, conference papers, all meals (except breakfast), morning and afternoon teas, plus a University of Divinity Reception:

General Registration:
 Early Bird fee until 31 March 2016: $500
 Fee from 1 April 2016: $600

 Early Bird fee until 31 March 2016: $440
 Fee from 1 April 2016: $500

 All fees: $440

Additional options:
 Conference Banquet at the Park Hyatt Hotel: $110
 Surprise Conference Excursion: $50

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