‘Martin Luther’s introduction to modernity’
Martin Luther, © picture-alliance / dpa / Norbert Neetz
Martin Luther’s theses led to far-reaching theological but also to social-historical changes. In 1520 Luther wrote the outstanding book ‘Von der Freiheit eines Christenmenschen’ (on the freedom of a Christian person). There, he not only declares faith to be the only means to become blessed as a human being, but he also develops an ethic that justifies to this day the performance principle of modern capitalism.
Dr. Florian Gassner is a German Undergraduate Advisor at the department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia. Join this interesting event and enjoy coffee and cake while Dr. Florian Gassner will talk about Martin Luther’s introduction to modernity!
Date: January 25, 2020 at 2pm
Venue: German-Canadian Benevolent Society of BC, 2010 Harrison Drive, Vancouver, BC V5P 2P6