RCC Lifelong Learning focuses on effects of Reformation in King George

On October 19 and 26, and November 2 (Thursdays), 2-4 p.m., at the L. E. Smoot Memorial Library in King George, the Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Agnew will explain “The Reformation” to participants in the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL).

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s action of nailing his ninety-five theses to the door of the court church at Wittenberg. This course will examine the event both in the context of its time, and in the contemporary context of the 1997 Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification between the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation.

The Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Agnew has taught history at both the secondary and the collegiate levels, most recently at the Virginia Theological Seminary. In addition to serving as manuscript librarian of the Historical Society of Delaware and as registrar and archivist of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, he serves on the board of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “The Reformation” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.

The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.