Conferences and Workshops

Regular international conferences offer scholars and students the opportunity to deal with topics that cannot be dealt with anywhere else as well as in Rome.

So far, the following events have taken place:

  • Images of Rome in German-speaking Protestantism. Encounters with the City in the ‘Long 19th Century’. A convention of the German Historical Institute and the Melanchthon Centre (2009)
  • Catholicism 50 years after the Second Vatican Council (2010)
  • Martin Luther in Rome. Cosmopolitan Centre and its Perception. A convention of the German Historical Institute and the Melanchthon Centre (2011)

Conference- 24 to 27 November 2021

CULT OF THE PEOPLE

The idea of the people in liturgical movements and reforms.

An ecumenical revision

Conference of the Roman Institute of the Görres Society in cooperation with the Melanchthon Centre Rome and the Liturgical Conference of the EKD

Since the 19th century, there have been liturgical renewal movements on both the Catholic and Protestant sides, some of which were strongly inspired by the idea of popular liturgy. Where do the sources of the folk idea lie? To what extent did they want to position themselves socially? To what extent did the idea of the people lead to an over-forming and instrumentalization of conventional or ostensibly rediscovered ecclesiological-theological concepts in the pre-fascist, National Socialist and post-war periods?

These are just some of the questions that will be raised during the conference.

Organiser: Msgr. Prof. Dr. Stefan Heid (Roman Görres Institute),

Prof. Dr. Markus Schmidt (University of Applied Sciences of the Diakonie, Bethel)

in cooperation with the Melanchthon Centre Rome and the Liturgical Conference of the EKD, sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation

 

24 to 27 November 2021

Campo Santo Teutonico, Vatican City

Programme, registration and contact:

https://www.goerres-gesellschaft-rom.de/news-termine/vortraege-tagungen/1398-24-27-november-2021-tagung-kult-des-volkes.html