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Campbellsville University to host events on ‘The Day That Changed the World: 500 Years of the Protestant Reformation’

Oct. 20, 2017
For Immediate Release

By KayCee Wilhelm, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University will celebrate 500 years of the Protestant Reformation Thursday through Friday, Oct. 26-27 and Monday through Tuesday, Oct. 30-31.

Dr. Joe Early Jr., associate professor of church history and theology at Campbellsville University, said, “Reformation Day is the day that would eventually give rise to all Protestant denominations and practices we enjoy such as priesthood of all believers, justification by faith, and that clergy could be married.”

“It’s the day that Martin Luther began paving the way for the birth of all Protestant churches,” he said.

Thursday, Friday, and Monday, Oct. 26, 27, and 30, in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, there will be 20-minute talks about Reformation 500 in Sola. They begin at noon.

Tuesday, Oct. 31, is packed with events, all taking place in the Banquet Hall at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

From 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Early will lecture on “State of Christianity that Led Luther to Action.” From 9:15 a.m. until 11 a.m., the movie “Luther” will be shown.

Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at Campbellsville University, will talk about and perform “Luther and Music” from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Lunch will be at noon, and the movie will continue to play during the meal which is $5 for the public.

Early will lecture again on the “Theology of Luther” from 12:30 p.m. until 12:45 p.m.
“Luther,” the movie, will continue from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.

Following the movie, Early will lecture on “Luther’s Legacy” and take questions from 1:45 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Questions about the event can be directed to Early at or (270) 789-5163.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with nearly 7,000 students offering over 80 programs of study including 19 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville and the newly established West Coast Site in Costa Mesa, Calif., plus a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is