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Luther’s legacy reflected in new book

In 2016, ALC held an international conference in Melbourne on the theology of Martin Luther, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The papers presented at this conference have now been reworked for publication and compiled in a recently released book, Luther@500 and Beyond: Martin Luther’s Theology Past, Present & Future.

Edited by Rev Doctors Stephen Hultgren, Stephen Pietsch, and Jeffrey Silcock and published by ATF Press, the book was launched at ALC on Friday 15 November by Rev Professor Gerard Kelly (Catholic co-Chair of the Australian Lutheran–Roman Catholic Dialogue and lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Sydney).

The essays in the book include contextual discussions of Luther’s contribution to the Reformation, explore its significance for today, and some boldly trace the trajectory of Luther’s theology into the future.

In commending the book to those present, Professor Kelly said, ‘The book is now out there for others to read. The best books, I believe, are those that start a conversation. I hope that this book will do just that.’

Copies of the book are available for purchase at a special price until 30 November by emailing the publisher direct: Thereafter, copies may be purchased online at