Keyword: Reformation 500
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 8:40 AM
Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 30 and 31 with a special lecture series delivered by the world's foremost scholar on Swiss Anabaptism.
The lectures explored some of the events and debates that ensued 500 years ago when Martin Luther composed 95 theses for debate in Wittenberg, drawing some conclusions for our day. Dr. C. Arnold Snyder presented the three-part series, titled, "Faith and Toleration: A Reformation Debate Revisited." Snyder, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, posed the question: Should dissenting religious beliefs be tolerated on religious principle, and toleration established as civic policy?