500 years of Luther’s September Testament 1522

Experts in history, theology and linguistics are set to present at a free symposium on Bible translation and the legacy of Martin Luther, taking place here at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Moorhouse Symposium will mark 500 years of Luther’s September Testament 1522, a ground-breaking publication of the New Testament which would later ignite the Reformation.

Cathedral Canon and Professor of New Testament at Trinity College the Reverend Canon Professor Dorothy Lee FAHA told The Melbourne Anglican that the event was to celebrate the importance of having the Bible in one’s own language.

“The Bible is central to our faith, regardless of our persuasions in other matters,”

Prof. Dorothy Lee.

The event will feature speakers including Professor Lee, Emeritus Canon and former Principal of Ridley College the Reverend Canon Dr Peter Adam OAM, the Dean of Trinity Theological College the Reverend Dr Bob Derrenbacker and Dean of the Anglican Institute at Ridley College the Reverend Canon Dr Rhys Bezzant FRHistS.

The Reverend Canon Dr Ashley Null FRHistS will be the Keynote Speaker for this special event. Ashley is Visiting Fellow in Cranmer Research at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, and Canon Theologian of St Mark’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Alexandria, Egypt, and will give the keynote address on ‘The Power of Words: The Bibles of Luther and Cranmer and the emergence of an English Liturgy’

The symposium will include presentations on the Vernacular Greek Bible, translation of the Bible into Indigenous languages in Australia and a segment on the Geneva Bible of 1560.

The free symposium will be held on 13 August from 12pm to 4pm at St Paul’s Cathedral and conclude with light refreshments

For more information and to register, click here.