Luther as philosopher: conference

September 11, 2018 - September 12, 2018
University of Sheffield

Humanities Research Institute
Sheffield S3 7QY
United Kingdom

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  • White Rose University Consortium


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Open University (UK)
Cambridge University
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This is the culiminating conference for the White Rose project on 'Luther as Philosopher':


11th September 2018

10.30-11.45 Theodore Dieter (Strasbourg), ‘Luther and Aristotle’

11.45-1.00 Volker Leppin (Tübingen), ‘Philosophy of Language in Luther’s Late Disputations’

1.45-3.00 Spencer Johnston (Cambridge), ‘Luther on Logic: Rejecting Certain Scholastic Doctrines'

3.00-4.15 David Bagchi (Hull), ‘Luther on the Limits of Reason’

4.45-6.00 Sophie Grace Chappell (Open University), ‘Conscience’

12th September 2018

9.30-10.45 Wayne Martin (Essex), ‘Luther’s Will’

11.00-12.15 Daphne Hampson (Oxford), ‘The Lutheran Dialectic’

12.15-1.15 Iona Hine (Sheffield), ‘Luther’s Philosophy of Translation: Spoken and Unspoken’

2.00-3.15 Simon Podmore (Liverpool Hope), ‘"God is Love… God is Nothing in Himself”: The Essence of Faith According to Luther and Feuerbach’

3.15-4.30 Clare Carlisle (KCL), ‘Kierkegaard’s Luther’

4.30-5.30 Robert Stern (Sheffield): ‘Freedom from the Self: Luther and Løgstrup on Sin as “Incurvatus in se”’


All are welcome, and attendance is free, but please register for the conference dinner on 11th September, to which all attendees are invited and which will be funded.

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September 3, 2018, 5:00am BST

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