Cultural Impact of the Reformation: Section II.8

Reformation in Intercultural Contexts

Klaus Hock and Daniel Cyranka


Tuesday, 8th of August 2017, Leucorea, Lectorium

2.30–3.15 p.m. Catherine Ballériaux: ›According to the Will of God Revealed in Scriptures‹. Native Praying Towns as Examples of Reformed Godly Governance

3.30–4.15 p.m. Miklós Kovács: Der Buchdrucker Benedek Abádi

4.30–5.15 p.m. Nataliia Sinkevych: Religiosae Cryptae (1675) by Johannes Herbinius. The Description of Kiev and its ›Sacral Space‹ in Early Modern Multiconfessional Discourse

5.30–6.15 p.m. Henning Schwanke: Rien ne va plus? Die Frage der Ethnie


Wednesday, 9th of August 2017, Leucorea, Lectorium

2.30–3.15 p.m. Joseph Bosco Bangura: ›Sola Scriptura‹? African Charismatic Movements and the Bible

3.30–4.15 p.m. Oyeleye Ojemola: The Impact of Luther’s Reformation in Nigeria

4.30–5.15 p.m. Chiropafadzo Moyo: Reformation in an Intercultural Context

5.30–6.15 p.m. Johnson Mbillah: Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa in the Light of the Reformation


Thursday, 10th of August 2017, Leucorea, Lectorium

2.30–3.15 p.m. Wilhelm Wachholz: Spuren der Reformation und ihre Wirkungen in Brasilien

3.30–4.15 p.m. Anupama Hial: Cultural Impact of Lutheranism in India

4.30–5.15 p.m. Kamil Öktem: Von Deskription zu Normativität. ›Sola Scriptura‹ als Einfluss auf das muslimische Denken im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert


In the context of this convention, the relationship of the European approach to commemorating the Reformation and its commemoration in, e. g. Asia or Africa, represents an intercultural marker. European understandings of the Reformation are interwoven with their colonial and postcolonial receptions, raising the question: what claims do diverse forms of commemorating the Reformation make? Measured by a »provincializing« of Europe (D. Chakrabarty), these developments are ecumenically contextualized in a new way. On the other hand, the historicization of the Reformation, and its interpretations, opens up a comparative field. For an intercultural perspective, not only is the globalization of the impacts of the Reformation interesting, but also comparable developments of reforms in other religious and cultural contexts, e. g. in 13th-century Japan or in 19th-century South Asia. Thus, reflections on »Protestant Buddhism« (Obeyesekere) are both descriptive as well as programmatic. Comparative studies may uncover parameters which describe anthropological patterns in historical contexts and put them into a relationship with one another.

The question of the »one« Protestantism or the »one« Reformation evolves to questions about various reformations in an ecumenical, intercultural area of regional and global frictions. Contributions are welcome which address the relationship between the Reformation and reformations historically or systematically.

Kulturelle Wirkungen der Reformation

7 to 11 August 2017

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