Throughout the Reformation Year 2017, this site offers thought leaders a place to present their notions of change and innovation.
What are the potentials and needs for current and future-oriented “reformations”?
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“Successful experiment” or “grandiose self-deception”? Opinions on the success of the events to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation vary tremendously.
Interview with Peter Weibel, since 1999 Chairman and CEO of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe about Faith in Images; the ordinary and the sublime; and The dream of Universalism.
According to Dacia Maraini, Martin Luther represents the revolutionary side of Christianity, which is also associated with names like Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi. Instead of taking the chance of constant renewal, the church answered to all reformatory tendencies with the power of ecclesiastical dogma.
Photo (detail): © Giacomo Marramao
Starting with various scenarios of secularization, Giacomo Marramao describes the current surrogate function of religion. The philosopher proposes a universalism of differences and a politics consisting in the translation of various ethics and ways of life.
Martin Luther is to be considered as a hero of moral conviction. He proclaimed the necessity of reciprocal responsibility and of thinking with conviction about all things new.
Leading off this medley of ideas by doers, thinkers, and innovators is Christian Stückl, who is, among many other engagements, director of the Oberammergau Passion Play and artistic director of the Münchner Volkstheater.
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The anniversary of the Reformation is coming up in 2017 and Martin Luther is the subject of much debate. Can you celebrate Luther and at the same time maintain a critical distance to him?
Photo (Screenshot, detail): © Evangelische Jugend in Bayern
The selling of indulgences, the 95 Theses – what was all that again? A short animated film celebrating the Reformation will whet your appetite for more information about Luther.