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painting of Martin Luther "nailing" theses to church doorA lecture Monday will investigate the change brought on by the arrival of Protestantism in the five centuries since Martin Luther posted his 95 theses.

Scottish Reformation subject of public lecture

Marking five centuries since Martin Luther’s first break from Roman Catholicism in 1517, a scholar of history and Catholic studies will investigate the change brought on by the arrival of Protestantism in 16th-century Europe in a free public lecture Monday, November 6.

Professor Daniel MacLeod of St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba will deliver “Changing Church: Catholics, Protestants, and the Reformation of Religious Lives in Early Modern Scotland” at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption, 711 McEwan Avenue.

Dr. MacLeod will examine the larger implications of Protestantism for everyday Christians, and offer perspective on how their lives were changed by new understandings of Christianity.

“From new religious practices to new forms of religious discipline, the Scottish Reformation exemplifies the degree to which the experience of church was altered in fundamental ways by the arrival of Protestantism,” he says.

His presentation, part of Assumption University’s Christian Culture Series, promises perspective on some of the unique, unanticipated, and longstanding aspects of these changes.