Thursday, Jan 09, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rev. Dr. Mark Harris
Martin Luther, the 16th-century reformer whose work and enduring legacy is being explored in this series, was very much a man of his age. Yet in his theological response to the social, economic, and political forces that were fermenting in the Europe of his day, Luther unleashed currents of change that would reshape the face of Europe and undergird the emergence of the modern world. This introductory lecture will explore a number of the contributing factors that set the stage for Luther’s emergence as a reformer of such sweeping and enduring impact.
Rev. Dr. Mark Harris was appointed principal-dean of Luther in 2015. Mark previously taught in the area of functional theology, served as assistant to the Bishop of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and as a parish pastor for 27 years. His doctorate is from the University of Toronto.