Martin Luther’s Life and Career: A Scholar in Turbulent Times

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Lecture by:
Rev. Dr. Robert Kelly

Up until 1517, Martin Luther lived a fairly typical middle-class life. Then he posted a set of theses for academic debate and set off a series of events that ended up changing the Roman Catholic Church and European society and politics. Along the way he both exhibited theological genius and made some colossal mistakes. His influence continues into modern times and has given rise to a great diversity of interpretations.

About The Lecturer

Rev. Dr. Robert Kelly

Rev. Dr. Robert Kelly is a native of Southern California who moved to Waterloo in 1985 to teach Systematic Theology at Martin Luther University College (known as Waterloo Lutheran Seminary at the time). He earned his PhD in Historical Theology in 1981.