Invited Papers & Keynote Presentations (basic schedule)

At McGill’s School of Religious Studies, Mon May 8, welcome ceremony starting 9 am

Birks building McGill

9 am – official McGill School of Religious Studies welcomes

9:30 am. Jarett Carty – “Echoes of the Reformation: the cultural, political and theological effects of Luther, five hundred years later”

10:15 am. Catherine E. Clifford – “500 years of Catholic-Protestant Relations: as seen from the 21st century Canadian Context”

11:00 am coffee break

11:15 am. Torrance Kirby – “The Reformation in England”

noon – 1:30 pm lunch, provided at McGill SRS

1:30-5 pm – other scholarly papers at McGill (for details see other column to the right of this website)

6 pm opening stand-up welcome reception with hot food  at Mezzanine of Concordia’s Hall building (right beside Dept of Theological Studies, 2140 Bishop)

At Concordia’s Dept. of Theological Studies (2140 Bishop St, Building D) Tues May 9, welcome ceremony starting 9 am

photo of Theo Studies

9 am – official Concordia Department of Theology welcomes

9:30 am. Gregory Baum, “The Reformation and Quebec Society”

10 am. Christine Jamieson and Matthew Anderson – “The Hiddenness of God and the Postmodern City”

10:30 – 11 am coffee break

11 am. Allen Jorgenson – “The Reformation and the Community Chest”

11:30 am – 1 pm lunch break (participants are on their own in Concordia area)

At the Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul (Tues May 9, starting 1 pm)

St. Andrew and St. Paul

1 pm. Brooks Schramm – “Luther, the Bible and the Jews” (keynote address)

coffee break at the Dept of Theological Studies, 2140 Bishop (a few steps away)

3 pm.  panel discussion: Catherine E. Clifford, Matthew Anderson, Kirsi Stjerna, Allen Jorgenson, Jarrett Carty on “Reformation and the City: Why is the Anniversary Important?”

4:30 – 6:45 pm break for dinner (participants are on their own in Concordia area)

7 pm Keynote address: “The Reformation Call for Freedom – and Freedom in 2017”, Dr. Kirsi Stjerna, University of Helsinki

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Social Events

Monday evening May 8, behind the Hall building, beside 2140 Bishop Street, Concordia:


Welcome reception with warm food served, 6 pm, Hall building mezzanine (outside). In case of rain, in the Dept of Theology building right beside (2140 Bishop)

Street music by Cerca Mundo

Cerca Mundo

click here to listen to Cerca Mundo’s music!

Street play ‘The Reform Games’ (Matte Downey, Concordia). Three contestants attempt to change audience members’ positions. Can they reform you?

Luther Pub Night (at Fiddlers’ Green Pub, 1224 Bishop Street (just down the street two blocks) all evening long!


Concordia University Dept. of Theological Studies

2140 Bishop Street (on west side between de Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke streets)

Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

3415 Redpath Street

Corner Sherbrooke & Redpath

Montreal, QC  H3G 2G2

McGill University

Religious Studies

Birks Building

3520 University Street

Montreal, QC H3A 2A7

Tel: 514.398.4121


Reformation sketches: Dr. Sara Parks

burgher luther 4 Luther hand cartoon - p1

Montreal photo, text and web design: Dr. Matthew R. Anderson


Liberal Arts College of Concordia University

Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability

The Archdiocese of Montréal (Roman Catholic)

St. Michael’s Finnish, Montreal

St. John’s Estonian, Montreal

The Reid Trust

The Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul

Good Shepherd Lutheran, St-Lambert QC

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

The McGill Office for Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL)

McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR)

The Dept. of Theological Studies (Concordia) & School of Religious Studies (McGill)

Scholarly Papers (1:30 – 5 pm McGill SRS, Mon May 8)

Papers on Reformations medieval and modern! Each paper is 30 minutes long, starting 1:30 pm Mon May 8

1:30 – 2 pm Jim Gerrie – “Mainline Religious Decline and Multiculturalism”

2 – 2:30 pm Lyndon Sayers – “Small is Beautiful: A New Reformation of Solidarity in Small Cities”

2:30 – 3 pm Oz Cole-Arnal – “Taking Luther to Task: Challenging the Hagiographic Picture”

coffee break (3 – 3:30 pm)

3:30 – 4 pm Jonathan Widell – “Education During the Reformation and the Reinvention of the Cathedral School of Ribe”

4 – 4:30 pm Gabriel Adam Desjardins – “The Hermeneutics of Luther and of Contemporary Christian Fundamentalism”

4:30 – 5 pm Kimber McNabb – “Cathedrals of Continued Reformation”

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