From 17th to 19th February 2017, the European “Reformation Roadshow” will come to Dublin. 

A varied programme at Trinity College Dublin and around St Finian’s invites all to take part in the commemoration of 500 years of Reformation. 


17th February
Theological  Symposium at Trinity College Dublin

4pm         Opening
                   Chapel & Front Square

Come and see an exhibition about the Reformation in Europe displayed in an HGV traveling through 67 cities across Europe in 2017. Share your own thoughts and stories about the Reformation and send them on the journey to Wittenberg!
OPENING HOURS: Friday 4 – 6pm | Saturday 10am – 6pm.


5pm         Symposium | Part I
                   Arts Building, Synge Theatre

Prof. Volker Leppin, Tübingen: Mysticism, the Reformation and the Freedom of a Christian
Prof. Gunda Werner, Tübingen: Love, Freedom and Guilt – Differences between Christian Traditions in thinking the Relationship between Divine and Human Freedom
Prof. Kajsa Alstrand, Uppsala: Is it all about Freedom? How Disobedience became a virtue (even) for Lutherans
Chair: Dr. Graeme Murdock, Dublin


7pm         Reception
                   Dining Hall, hosted by the German Embassy

8pm         Choral Music of the Reformation
                   with the Goethe Institute Choir
                   Dining Hall


18th February
Theological  Symposium at Trinity College Dublin

10am-1pm        Symposium | Part II 
                                 THE LEGACY OF THE REFORMATION
                                 Arts Building, Synge Theatre

Prof. Martin Meiser, Saarbrücken: Luther’s Legacy for Pauline Studies in Modern Debate
Prof. Ruth Whelan, Maynooth: Challenging Memories: The Reformation in France and the Huguenots in Ireland
Prof. John McCafferty, Dublin: What have the Reformations ever done for us in Ireland?
Chair: Dr. Gesa Thiessen, Dublin


7.00pm        Concert with the Resurgam Choir, 20€, Tickets 01 417 0000,

one of three concerts: 11 Feb, 15 Feb, 18 Feb, all in College Chapel

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19th February
Lutheran Service in St. Finian’s Church

11am            A new way to live | Eine neue Art zu leben
Sermon: The Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland
                        Bilingual Service including the farewell blessing for the guests from Germany.

12.30pm    Lunch-reception in the Lutherhaus

– Admission free for all events. – 

A special exhibition of books is on display about the Reformation in the Long Room at TCD 1-28 February 2017

Trinity College Dublin
Deutsche Botschaft Dublin
Goethe Institut Dublin