Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a two-part series on Reformation Day, which is celebrated on Oct. 31.
Professors love academic debates. Not as much as we love cardigan sweaters and second-hand book sales, but academic debates are a close third. The problem is that we cannot find many “normal” people (non- cardigan wearers) that share our passion for these intramural skirmishes. As we schedule these discussions, questions swirl through our minds. Will anyone else be interested? Will this debate further my point of view? Should I require my students to come? Should I serve coffee to keep people awake? I wonder if Martin Luther had some of these questions that day in Wittenberg. Read More »