The Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) at Porterville College
Is proud to present a special event featuring
Dean of Instruction, Porterville College
Martin Luther & the Birth of Protestantism 1517:
A Retelling of Christianity
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Porterville College Theater
Five Hundred years ago, Martin Luther challenged the late medieval European world by proposing a new interpretation of Christianity based on the bible and individual faith and not on the traditions and practices of the dominant Catholic Church. This revolution, launched traditionally with the story of Luther nailing 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church on October 31, 1517, led to social and political upheavals in Europe along with the rise of Protestants and others offering alternative interpretations of Christianity. The story of Christianity and the history of the Western world would never be the same. This lecture looks back at these events as part of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation being recognized around the World.
Jay Hargis, now Interim Dean of Instruction, has been a Professor of History at Porterville College since 2005, after 17 years a PC adjunct instructor and teaching in local secondary schools. He holds an MA in History from CSU-Chico and a BA in History from UCLA.
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Out of respect to our presenter and audience, doors will be closed approximately 10 minutes after the start of the event OR when the theater has reached capacity. Due to safety regulations, once the theater is full no additional people can be admitted.