Miracles or Not Miracles? Lutheranism and the Secularization of Holy Wells in Early Modern Germany

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:00pm
ISRC: Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture

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"

Ute Lotz-Heumann
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.

Co-sponsored by:
Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies
Religious Studies

College of Humanities
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: ISRC, 1230 N. Park Ave: 621-1757 or pfoley@email.arizona.edu

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