LUTHER AND THE CHURCH: What went wrong?

The Discern Annual Lecture - Luther and the Church - What went wrong?

    • LUTHER AND THE CHURCH:  What went wrong?

      by Professor Richard Rex

      at the Old Refectory, The Curia, Floriana

      on Friday 29th September 2017 at 1900 hours

  • RICHARD REX is Professor of Reformation History at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He is also Polkinghorne Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge where he is the Director of Studies in Theological and Religious Studies as well as a Tutor for graduate students.

    His research interests focus mainly on the interaction between religion, politics, and ideas in early modern England and Europe. His main current project is an exploration of the emergence and impact of the theology and public persona of Martin Luther in the Imperial and European context of the early sixteenth century. Rex is also specialist on the political, social, and intellectual aspects of English religious history from the late 14th to the early 17th century (including John Wycliffe, Lollardy, early Protestantism, and the English Reformation and its aftermath).

    Professor Rex’s publications include a popular survey of the Tudors was recently reissued as Tudors: the Illustrated History (Amberley, 2014); Henry VIII and the English Reformation (2nd edn. Palgrave, 2006) and the controversial The Lollards (Palgrave, 2002). Over the years he has also translated from French a number of scholarly work, including Yves-Marie Bercé’s The Birth of Absolutism: A History of France 1598-1661 (Palgrave, 1995) and Lucien Musset’s The Bayeux Tapestry (Boydell, 2005). Most recently he translated Catholicism and Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2012), by the late Emile Perreau-Saussine.