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12 November 2019

European Reformations Study Tour 2020

St Mark’s History Lecturer Dr Michael Gladwin will be heading a two-week study tour through Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy from 16 November to 1 December 2020.

Dr Michael Gladwin, who teaches History at CSU’s School of Theology and is Editor of St Mark’s Review, will be leading a group on a 2-week tour through Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy to study the European Reformations.

The European Reformation is one of the most fascinating and influential periods in world history. Martin Luther’s public criticisms of the Church after 1517, aided by technological innovations such as the printing press, precipitated the creation of Protestant churches in Europe. But the Protestant challenge also accelerated reform and renewal within the Roman Catholic Church. While the impact of the Reformation was a factor in major wars and political realignments in Europe and Great Britain, its influence was further felt in literature, philosophy, economics, architecture, science, and the arts.

In short, the Reformation laid the foundations of the modern world. All of these developments are the focus of this study tour. Along the way, you’ll visit sites associated with famous figures like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli. You’ll also explore the sites and heritage of Roman Catholic Europe as well as radical reformation movements such as the Anabaptists. At the same time, you’ll experience the rich culture, history, culinary delights and beautiful scenery of Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 March. Places are limited.

This study tour is open to members of the public.

Full study tour details: CSU website

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