A Brown-Bag Luncheon Research Presentation
Friday, December 2 * noon to 1:00 pm
Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture
1230 N. Park Avenue
"Miracles or Not Miracles?
Lutheranism and the Secularization of
Holy Wells in Early Modern Germany"
Heiko A. Oberman Professor of
Late Medieval and Reformation History
Ute Lotz-Heumann presents aspects of her research on holy wells and healing waters in early modern Germany. In historiography and other fields, secularization has usually been described as a long-term and linear process from the Protestant Reformation to the nineteenth century. In contrast, Lotz-Heumann focuses on the vagaries of secularization and sacralization on the ground, in particular how Lutheran clergymen interpreted holy wells and healing waters in conversation with their flock on the one hand and early modern physicians on the other.
Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies
College of Humanities
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Contact: ISRC, 1230 N. Park Ave: 621-1757 or firstname.lastname@example.org