German theologian: Reformation meant different things in different eras

(CNS) How Protestants regarded Martin Luther has evolved as the Reformation he engendered has likewise evolved, according to German Catholic theologian Father Peter Neuner.

“To us Luther is not only a historic person, but also a product of interested memory,” Father Neuner said in a Sept. 15 address delivered on his behalf at during Georgetown University’s conference on “1517-2017: Lutherans and Catholics, Then and Now.”

“He has become a symbolic figure. But a symbol of what?” added the priest, who was unable to attend the conference. His address was delivered by John Borelli, a special assistant to Georgetown’s president for Catholic identity and dialogue. [More]


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