On Sunday 31 October 1517 Martin Luther pinned his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany

You are invited to WAACSA’s MARTIN LUTHER QUINCENTENNIAL EVENT: “From Conflict to Communion – The Catholic Church and the Reformation”

Introduction by Lutheran Rev. Dr. Claudia Nolte-Schamm: “Luther and the Reformation”

GUEST LECTURER: FR MARTIN BADENHORST O.P. “GOD’S MOTHERHOOD AND THE REFORMATION”

Hildegard von Bingen was a redoubtable church reformer at the beginning of the Lateran Councils in the 11th century. Her intuitions regarding God’s motherhood and the nurturing nature of ministry is inherited by the “Friends of God” movement spearheaded by the Rhineland mystics. Martin Luther spent a year studying the works of one of those mystics, Johannes Tauler, before the maturing of his early thought in the Wittenberg theses. The lines of association to the nurturing expressed in the priesthood of all believers in Luther’s theology is explored in image and the experiences of Hildegard and Luther, partners in Reform.

Time: Wednesday 1 November 7.30pm

Venue: CK Storey Hall, behind Methodist Church, Main Road, Rosebank, Cape. Entrance and parking via Chapel Road

Enquiries: info@weareallchurch.co.za

Fr Martin has been a Dominican friar for 32 years. He is based in Springs, Gauteng, where is preparing for a new ministry.He is guest lecturer in Ecumenism at St Augustine’s College, and was formerly lecturer in Hebrew Scriptures, World Religions, Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at Saint Joseph’s Theological Institute in Cedara KZN for 12 years.