Lunchtime talk and display: The Reformation and the Book
Did you know that 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation? And did you know that the invention of the printing press played a pivotal role at this point in history? Without the printing press, few people would have been able to own and read the Scriptures for themselves. But it was not just the Bible text which was printed but also the theological texts, the commentaries, the arguments, the counter-arguments and the refutations – resources few would have been able to access without the printed book.
St Mark’s Theological College here in Canberra holds a remarkable collection of these important and rare religious texts. Come and hear Rev Dr John Harris explore the relationship between the Protestant Reformation and the printed word and view a wonderful selection of early, rare bibles and religious texts dating back to 1518. Items on display include the Martin Luther Miscellaneous Epistles printed in 1525, the Newe Testament by Willyam Tindale printed in 1534 and a Book of Genesis printed in Hebrew in 1543. What better way to spend your lunch hour?
Speaker: Rev Dr John Harris
Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Place: Sulman Room, St Mark’s National Theological Centre Library, 15 Blackall St, Barton ACT