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"Martin Luther and the Third Enlightenment" Serial Forum Begins

"Martin Luther and the Third Enlightenment" Serial Forum Begins

Paulos Huang gave the first session of the serial lectures with the theme of Paulos Huang gave the first session of the serial lectures with the theme of "Martin Luther and the Third Enlightenment" at Shanghai Library on April 26, 2021.
ByLi Shiguang January 07, 2022
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On the evening of January 3, the first lecture of "Martin Luther and the Third Enlightenment Forum" (Season 3) was held under the theme of “Luther and Thinkers”.

Previously, Season 1 and Season 2 had ended in 2021.

As the initiator of the forum, Professor Paul Huang from Shanghai University said that the name "Martin Luther and the Third Enlightenment" served two main purposes. The first one aimed to give an academic lecture series so as to illustrate one item - Martin Luther was not only a religious reformer and theologian, but also had an important impact on thought and history. This could help find and explore Luther's position in the history of thought. For the second purpose, the reason why it was called the "Third Enlightenment” was that there were previous enlightenments, namely the Enlightenment of Europe and the enlightenment of Chinese from 1919 to 1978.

"In the context of globalization in the 21st century, we are particularly concerned about the characteristics of Chinese context under the background of globalization," Huang added. 

The theme of Season 3 is "Luther and Thinkers” including ten lectures, each covering the relationship between one thinker and Martin Luther. The topics of the ten lectures are as follows: Moltmann and Luther, Erasmus and Luther, Barth and Luther, Hobbes and Luther, Luther's political reform, Kierkegaard and Luther, Spinoza and Luther, Calvin and Luther, Dionysus and Luther, etc.

The ten lectures will be held frequently from early January to early February. 

- Translated by Stephen Huang

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