Dr. Karl Trybus To Present "Reformation" Lecture On February 5

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 2:30pm

Limestone College Assistant Professor of History Dr. Karl Trybus will present a lecture on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m., entitled “Reactions of the Catholic Church to the Reformation.”

The talk will take place in Room 105 of the Carroll Hall of Fine Arts on the Limestone campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The lecture will look at vital moments during the Reformation activities in Europe as well as highlight key issues during the Medieval and Renaissance periods when Papal authority was actively challenged. Dr. Trybus will explain how the reactions to those challenges may have led to further division.

Attention will also be paid to Papal bulls meant to strengthen a universal message that also initiated political tension on the continent. In addition, the talk will explore how the Catholic Hierarchy tried to prevent further deterioration as it focused on the New World as an option of growth.

The lecture is part of Limestone’s extensive program of celebrations this academic year to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. It has been five centuries years since Martin Luther set the Reformation in motion by nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany.
Trybus earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Connecticut and is the author of “The Rosary, the Republic, and the Right: Spain & The Vatican Hierarchy, 1931-1939,” which was published by Sussex Academic Press in 2014.