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Dublin conference marks ‘Reformation 500’

  • Left to right: Prof Alan Ford, Prof John Morrill, Dr Mark Empey and Dr Miriam Moffitt in the crypt at the launch of ‘The Church of Ireland and its past: history, interpretation and identity’ – editors of the new book with Prof Morrill (Selwyn College, Cambridge) who launched the book following the first day of the Reformation 500 conference.
  • Delegates attending the Conference in the Nave of Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Professor John Morrill (centre) chairs the second session of the 'Reformation 500' conference with keynote speakers, Professor Peter Marshall (left) and Professor Alec Ryrie (right).
  • The Revd Dr Adrian Empey, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Dean Dermot Dunne in the crypt at the launch of ‘The Church of Ireland and its past: history, interpretation and identity’.
  • A delegate sports a Martin Luther bag at the Reformation 500 conference at Christ Church.

A major international two–day conference – ‘Reformation 500’ – organised by the Church of Ireland Historical Society and the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland, took place on Friday, 20th October, and Saturday, 21st October, in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and the St Patrick’s Campus of Dublin City University at Drumcondra.

The conference considered themes relating to: Martin Luther and the Reformation; ‘Tudor Brexit’ – how European were the British and Irish Reformations?; Beyond Luther – Reform movements in Europe, Scotland and Ireland; and Calvinists and Lutherans: contesting the European Reformation.

It also featured the launch of The Church of Ireland and its past: history, interpretation and identity, edited by Dr Mark Empey, Prof Alan Ford and Dr Miriam Moffitt and published by Four Courts Press. The book was launched by Prof John Morrill (Selwyn College, Cambridge) in the treasury of the crypt at Christ Church following the first day of the conference.

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