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11 July 2016
The Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics (ALITE), in cooperation with the faculty of Australian Lutheran College, recently hosted an international conference on the theology of Martin Luther to mark the approaching 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.
Registrations for the Luther@500 Conference attracted 180 theologians, scholars and lay people of various Christian denominations from 14 different countries around the world. Held at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne from 28 June to 3 July, the conference program included five international key-note speakers as well as a public lecture by Professor Oswald Bayer. In addition to the key-note speakers, eight papers were presented by distinguished theologians – mostly from Australia. There are plans in place to publish all of these papers at a later date.
Thanks must go to the Lutheran Church of Australia, the University of Divinity, the Lutheran Laypeople’s League, and the German government/embassy, who all supported the conference financially. Sincere thanks also to the organising committee and in particular, the Conference Manager, David Pietsch, whose efforts culminated in a very well run event.
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