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Hickson Lecture to Honor 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation

Tigerville SC (October 18, 2017) North Greenville University will present its annual Hickson Lecture on Tuesday, October 24.

Dr. Robert Figueira, professor of history at Lander University, will be the keynote lecturer on the topic “Martin Luther and the Anabaptists” in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

In 2017, the world marks the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, an event that tradition tells us began on October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. At the center of this movement stands Luther’s rediscovery of the Gospel message: human beings do not earn their salvation by doing good works, but rather God freely offers salvation to all who believe.

Figueira, a native of New York City and grandson and son of immigrants, is currently a professor of history in the Department of History and Philosophy in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Lander University in Greenwood, SC where he has taught since 1991. He is a magna cum laude history graduate from Wesleyan University in 1973, a Fulbright student fellow at the University of Regensburg, earned his master’s degree in medieval studies from Cornell University in 1976, a German academic exchange service fellow in Munich, and received his doctorate degree in history also from Cornell in 1980. He has taught full-time since 1979 at six other universities in the U.S. and in Germany and has edited a book and published 13 articles and chapters in medieval history - specializing in the history of medieval papal legates and canon law, and published roughly 80 book reviews and book notes.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24 in the Hayes Ministry/Welcome Center. No tickets are required.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Thompson, dean of the College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History, paul.thompson@ngu.edu.                                                                                   

           

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