Living Tradition: 500 Years of Re-Forming Christianity


Symposium Dates: OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
Location: Atlantic School of Theology

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Proposals are invited for a symposium to be held at Atlantic School of Theology (Halifax, Nova Scotia) on the theme of “Living Traditions: 500 Years of Re-Forming Christianity.” Marking the 500th anniversary Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses—the conventionally-noted start of the European Reformations—this symposium will feature both scholarly and popular papers, music, and art.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Theological themes such as forgiveness, reconciliation, the sacraments
  • Ecumenical dialogue, entente, detente, and cooperation
  • Stability and change within Christian traditions
  • Luther’s legacy
  • Movements or figures in Reformations history (Protestant and Catholic)
  • Intercultural and non-Euro-American impact of the Reformations
  • Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox interaction
  • The practice of ministry in light of reforming impulses
  • New forms/fresh expressions of the Christian way

Proposals are invited for the scholarly track (Friday, Oct 13) or the
popular/church and ministry oriented track (Saturday, Oct 14)

  • Papers and musical presentations will follow a 20/10 format (20 minutes of presentation/performance followed by 10 minutes of discussion)
  • Visual art presentations will be installed in the AST Library and available for viewing throughout the event

 Those interested in presenting are asked to include the following in their proposals:

  • Name and full contact information
  • Institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • Title and description of proposed content of presentation (300 words)
  • Mode of presentation (lecture/paper, spoken word, music, or visual art)
  • Intended track (scholarly or popular)

Send your completed proposal by email to:

Dr. Kimber McNabb 
Deadline: March 1st, 2017

Please note: A block of discounted hotel rooms will be reserved in downtown Halifax. However, funding is unfortunately not available from AST to assist with presenters’ costs.