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Luther before the Diet of Worms

The Reformation Remembered

June 22, 2015

The Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology recently hosted its Pro Ecclesia annual conference, Remembering the Reformation Together: Commemorate? Celebrate? Repent?, at The Catholic University of America. This conference anticipated the 500th anniversary of…


Chesterton and Lewis: Anglican Reflections on the Reformation

November 1, 2013

Hallowmas is one of the few remaining times of the year when traditionalist are at each other’s throats. All Saint’s and All Soul’s day remain important feasts in the Catholic traditions, and for those many who take their Reformed heritage seriously, Reformation Day has become an important occasion to reaffirm their beliefs. As a good Anglican, I find myself caught somewhere in the middle, yet with strong sympathy toward the Catholic side.

Reduced Religious Vitality, Our Nation, and the 2012 Election

November 13, 2012

by Robert Benne We are indeed a changed country. We are in decline economically, socially, and culturally.  And the crucial factor—religion—that undergirds all those sectors is losing its punch. The victory of Barack Obama…

Liberal Religion Scholar Hopes for a “Religion-less Christianity”

March 15, 2012

Diana Bass foretold the further rejection of organized hierarchical  religion. (Photo credit: Lake Junaluska) “Unmediated experience of God without an institution telling you how you’re supposed to interpret it or how you’re supposed to…

The Council and the March: Ecumenism at Its Best

January 29, 2009

The following originally appeared in a recent IRD Weekly e-newsletter.  If you would like to receive our weekly e-newsletter, click here and select “IRD Weekly.”   Fifty years ago, on January 25, 1959, less than…