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Reform, Dissent, and Toleration: The Reformation as a Crisis of Authority - Oklahoma City

Reform, Dissent, and Toleration: The Reformation as a Crisis of Authority - Oklahoma City

September 22, 20177:00 PM

Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Information: 405/974-5291 (UCO Dept. of History)

Today the world finds itself at a crossroads, just as it has done so many times before and will undoubtedly do so in the future. The crises faced today – a resurgence in Nationalism, extremism, the continuance of war and its results: refugees, poverty, and hunger – seem to be testing the anchors of contemporary values of peace, tolerance, and humanity. 2017 is also the anniversary of many of the world’s greatest revolutions including the start of the Protestant Reformation, the Russian Revolution, and the independence of India, Pakistan, and Ghana.

With this in mind, the University of Central Oklahoma and the Midwest World History Association have designated the theme for their 2017 conference: Reformations and Revolutions in World History. Dr. Amy Nelson Burnett, Paula and D.B. Varner University Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will deliver the keynote entitled, “Reform, Dissent, and Toleration: The Reformation as a Crisis of Authority.” This event, which is funded in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities, will be held at the Oklahoma History Center and is free and open to the public.

Professor Burnett’s work has focused on the Protestant Reformation in Germany and Switzerland, with emphasis on the exchange of ideas through printing and debate. Among her many books, Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and their Message in Basel, 1529-1629 (Oxford University Press, 2008) won the Gerald Strauss Prize awarded by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference.