Reformation Events

Celebrating the Reformation: 500 Years

Luther’s remarkable journey, which began at Wittenberg shook the foundations of Europe in 1517, and his legacy continues to impact every aspect of life and culture in the present, now 500 years later.

Enjoy the following special offerings and events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on the campus of Bob Jones University:

M&G’s Monthly ArtBreak

Mack Library, campus of Bob Jones University

  • September 14: Martin Luther: His Times & His Journey, Donnalynn Hess
  • October 12: Johannes Hus: Precursor to Luther, Stephen Jones
  • November 9: Martin Luther in First Person, Ron Pyle
  • December 7: Martin Luther’s Musical Legacy, Karen Wilson
  • February 8: The Reformers & The Visual Arts, Donnalynn Hess
  • March 8:  John Calvin, Brent Cook
  • April 19: From Text to Translation: The Phenomenon of Reading the Greek New Testament in the English Language, Greg Stiekes

Registration opens August 28.

Reformation Concert with guest artist, David Kim

War Memorial Chapel, campus of Bob Jones University

7PM Friday, October 20

David Kim, concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, with members of the Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Singers, perform an all-Bach program celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Michael W. Moore, conductor.

Presented in collaboration with the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University.

Fee: Free

 

Reformation Focus Tours

The following tours are available for groups of at least 10 or more by reservation only according to scheduling availability. Tours are 45 minutes in length.

Fees:

Students (K5-12): educational discounts are available

Adults (College age and above): $5 per person

 

Jerusalem Chamber

Mack Library, campus of Bob Jones University

Step back into the pages of Bible translation history by visiting our own Jerusalem Chamber, a replica of the famous fourteenth-century room in Westminster Abbey. This chamber is where the commissioned men convened to write the King James Version of the Bible. Here you will discover a treasure of rare Bibles, the very translations that inspired the Protestant Reformation. The collection includes John Wycliffe’s New Testament, an original 1608 edition of the Geneva Bible, a 1611 edition of the KJV, and a rare copy of Martin Luther’s 1522 German translation.

Tour is available beginning September 1.

Request to schedule here or call to schedule: (864) 241-1624

 

Luther’s Journey: Experience the History 

Gustafson Fine Arts Center, campus of Bob Jones University

This focus exhibition features paintings from M&G’s internationally respected Old Master collection.  Tour the exhibit and take a closer look at the man, Martin Luther by understanding more about his life’s circumstances in the 1500s—a plague circling Europe, the scarcity and inaccessibility of books, the normalcy of illiteracy, and the exacting authority of church and state. Luther’s life journey reminds us that ordinary people can be used by God to inspire extraordinary and enduring change.

Tour is available beginning September 1.

Request to schedule here or call to schedule: (864) 241-1624

 

Exhibition: Luther’s Journey:  Experience the History 

Gustafson Fine Arts Center, campus of Bob Jones University

This focus exhibition features paintings from M&G’s Old Master Collection and commemorates the 500thanniversary of Martin Luther’s posting his 95 Theses—an act that changed the world.  The artwork, including paintings by the great German Renaissance master and friend of Luther, Lucas Cranach, the Elder, reveals an in-depth study of the man and his influence then and now.  Beyond the art, explore the video stops to discover Luther’s love of music, the plague circling Europe, and more.

 

Additional Fall Events and Offerings: Coming 

 

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