Event Title

Who Laid the Egg that Luther Hatched?

Location

Demaray 259

Keywords

Day of Common Learning

Description

Erasmus, Prince of Humanists, has long been credited with “laying the egg that Luther hatched.” We will place the birth of the Reformation in an earlier time and in a global context through four events in the year 1415. 1) Jan Hus, a Czech priest who would influence Luther and Wesley, was burned at the stake as a “heretic” for advocating religious reforms. 2) The Battle of Agincourt between England and France fostered an enduring rivalry between two dominant imperial powers. 3) The Battle of Ceuta between Portugal and Morocco began the European Atlantic expansion that culminated in the Iberian “Discoveries” of Dias, Columbus, and da Gama between 1488 and 1498, launching the global age. 4) The completion of the Grand Canal in China refocused attention inward following Zheng He’s spectacular voyages, leading to a Chinese withdrawal from the oceans just as Europe was beginning its expansion.

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Oct 18th, 1:00 PM

Who Laid the Egg that Luther Hatched?

Demaray 259

Erasmus, Prince of Humanists, has long been credited with “laying the egg that Luther hatched.” We will place the birth of the Reformation in an earlier time and in a global context through four events in the year 1415. 1) Jan Hus, a Czech priest who would influence Luther and Wesley, was burned at the stake as a “heretic” for advocating religious reforms. 2) The Battle of Agincourt between England and France fostered an enduring rivalry between two dominant imperial powers. 3) The Battle of Ceuta between Portugal and Morocco began the European Atlantic expansion that culminated in the Iberian “Discoveries” of Dias, Columbus, and da Gama between 1488 and 1498, launching the global age. 4) The completion of the Grand Canal in China refocused attention inward following Zheng He’s spectacular voyages, leading to a Chinese withdrawal from the oceans just as Europe was beginning its expansion.