“The Reformation and the City” is headed by Concordia Montreal’s Dept. of Theological Studies, and by McGill University’s School of Religious Studies and sponsored by a large number of generous benefactors. The convenors and organizers are Dr. Matthew R. Anderson (Concordia) and Dr. Gerbern Oegema (McGill). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Concordia’s Dept. of Theological Studies or School of Religious Studies, McGill.
Dr. Kirsi Stjerna is our keynote Tuesday evening speaker, at 7 pm at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul. Her speech will be on “Freedom Then and Now”. The talk is free and open to the public!
The street theatre piece “Reform Games” (Mon 7 pm, behind the Hall building on Bishop Street) is written, produced, and directed by Dr. Matte Downey, an alum of Concordia’s Theological Studies. The Reform Games are still as relevant as ever. This year, we once again give three contestants a chance to show off their reformer skills as they attempt to change the positions of the audience members. Convincing rhetoric, forceful intervention, and the element of surprise are all part of the action. Can they reform you?
Brooks Schramm will be speaking at 1 pm on Tues May 9, at LB (Library room, 3rd floor) 361 on “Martin Luther, the Bible and the Jews”.
Gregory Baum will be speaking at 9:30 am, Tues May 9, also at LB 361, on the topic of “The Reformation and Quebec Society”. We look forward to this contextualizing of the theme in this place and time!
OTHER SPEAKERS: Jarrett Carty, Catherine Clifford, Torrance Kirby, Allen Jorgenson, Jim Gerrie, Gabriel Adam Desjardins, Oz Cole-Arnal, Jonathan Widell, Lyndon Sayers, Kimber McNabb, Matthew Anderson and Christine Jamieson!
Music at the opening reception, held at 6 pm Monday May 8 behind the Hall building on Bishop Street (just north of de Maisonneuve) will be by Cerca Mundo. These two talented musicians play several medieval instruments! See some of their music at: http://www.awomusique.com/cerca-mundo.html