Introduction

The Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics (ALITE), in cooperation with the faculty of Australian Lutheran College (ALC), hosted Luther@500, an international conference on the theology of Martin Luther to mark the 500th anniversary in 2017 of the Lutheran Reformation.

The Luther@500 conference was held from 28 June to 3 July 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Its aim was to explore, positively and critically, the reception of Martin Luther’s theology today, and its significance for Christianity in the future, in a three-dimensional focus: ecumenical, global and future-focused.

Presenters included international Luther scholars, as well as several ALC and other Australian Luther scholars.

The papers presented at the conference will be published as a book in 2017.