Dissent and Reform in the Middle Ages

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Eugenio Lopez Jr. Interdisciplinary Hub, third floor, George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing, the Arete, Ateneo de Manila University

School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
Second Semester, 2017–18

Since the principle of ecclesia reformata et semper reformanda was, and still is, one of the fundamentals of Protestantism, the Reformation cannot be considered as a single event, chronologically limited to the sixteenth century: it is essentially an open movement, whose raison d’être was and is to remain open, to be continually attentive to the Word of God and to reform itself in accordance with the divine will. It would, therefore, be historically and theologically inaccurate to judge the Reformation only on the basis of what Luther or Calvin said. In order to understand Protestantism fully, it is necessary to investigate what the Western Church, as a whole, was in the sixteenth century, what was the Reformers’ essential claim and what Protestantism, as a whole, later became.
—John Meyendorff, Catholicity and the Church (1983)

In commemoration of the quincentenary of the Reformation, the School of Humanities presents the Reformation 500 Lecture Series, a multi-disciplinary attempt to understand various facets of the Reformation and its aftermath. The presentations in this series are as follows: 

13 March 2018
5:00–7:00 p.m. “The Book of Common Prayer, Reformed, Reforming and Catholic” 
by Dr. Benjamin Vallejo (Institute of Environmental Science & Meteorology, University of the Philippines–Diliman)

15 March 2018
5:00–7:00 p.m. “An Age in Transition: The Social, Cultural and Theological Contexts of Martin Luther”
by Dr. Stewart Young (Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University)

16 March 2018
5:00–7:00 p.m. “Sola Fide: Luther’s Challenge to Catholic Sacramental Understanding and Practice” 
by Dr. Michael Demetrius Asis (Department of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University)

19 March 2018
5:00–7:00 p.m. “The Allure of Iconoclasm and the Rise of Protestantism’s Artistic Tradition” 
by Fr. Rene B. Javellana, SJ (Department of Fine Arts, Ateneo de Manila University)

21 March 2018
5:00–7:00 p.m. “Dissent and Reform in the Middle Ages” 
by Dr. Jovino Miroy (Department of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University)

22 March 2018
9:00–11:00 a.m. “Catholic and Protestant Sacred Music” 
by Jonathan Arevalo Coo (Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Ateneo de Manila University)

23 March 2018
5:00–7:00 p.m. “Understanding Ecumenism in the Catholic Church: From Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus to Subsistit In” 
by Dr. Ruben Mendoza (Department of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University)

All lectures will be held at the Eugenio Lopez Jr. Interdisciplinary Hub, third floor, George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing, the Arete, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. 
Free admission. R.s.v.p. by phone (426–6001, loc. 5370) or by e-mail (theology.soh@ateneo.edu).