Luther’s Liturgical Revolution, Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sept. 17th – Rev. Dr. Thomas Schattauer: Luther’s Liturgical Revolution: Its Enduring Impact

Martin Luther’s proposals for liturgical reform together with his sacramental thinking made an impact upon the understanding and practice of Christian worship that endures into the present. The forum will explore the ritual, theological, and musical dimensions of this legacy in relation to Luther’s fundamental aim that the practice of worship nurture faith (trust) in God and love for the neighbor. The question will be posed: what is the future for this legacy?

Thomas H. Schattauer is Professor of Liturgics and Dean of the Chapel at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, where he has taught since 1996. He is the author of over thirty articles and essays in liturgical history and theology, the editor of Inside Out: Worship in an Age of Mission (1999), a participant in the work that led to Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), a contributor to the Brill Companion to the Eucharist in the Reformation (2011), and a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy.