Europe and the Faith with Professor Richard Rex


Location: Newman University Church

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The Iona Institute is hosting Professor Richard Rex of Cambridge University at the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason. He will speak on the topic, ‘Europe and the Faith’. He will discuss how the Christian faith has shaped Europe, often in ways we now overlook or take for granted. How did Christianity become the most influential religion in Europe? How did it shape our institutions and ways of thinking? Professor Rex will argue that as Christianity declines in Europe, so too will Europe in the world. He thinks the fate of Europe is intertwined with Christianity to such an extent that Europe cannot thrive without it. 

Richard Rex is Professor of Reformation History at the University of Cambridge, where he is also Polkinghorne Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies at Queens' College. His latest book is ‘The Making of Martin Luther’ (Princeton, 2017). In 2019 he lectured on the topic, ‘The Two Thomases’, namely Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell.

Europe And The Faith