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Luther celebrated at St Paul's

By Andreas Loewe

November 28 2017As part of the Luther 500 celebrations, St Paul’s Cathedral is hosting an international travelling exhibition ‘Here I stand’ in conjunction with the German Embassy Canberra. The exhibition gives a thematic overview of Luther’s ideas and the spread of the reformation in Europe, and also contains specially 3D-printed reproductions of artefacts from the Luther collection in Wittenberg.

On Advent Sunday, St Paul’s is hosting a public lecture by the Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, Prof Lyndal Roper. Dean Andreas Loewe said: “It is an enormous privilege to welcome Professor Roper as part of our reformation anniversary celebrations. Lyndal was born and educated in Melbourne, and is the first Australian and first woman to hold the chair of Modern History at Britain’s top university. Her new Luther biography, ‘Luther: Renegade and Prophet’ gives fresh insights into the man Martin Luther – his doubts as well as his triumphs. I very much look forward to her reflections on the significance of Luther’s reformation.”

 Professor Lyndal Roper

The exhibition runs until 11 December. Professor Roper’s lecture takes place on Advent Sunday at 4pm and is followed by refreshments and the Cathedral’s traditional Advent Carol Service at 6pm.