„Heretic, Schismatic, Teacher of the Faith – The Catholic View of Luther“
April 13 - November 5, 2017
The Catholic view of Luther has undergone a decidedly dramatic change in the past centuries. While the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches are growing ever closer on their path “from conflict to communion”, the change in the perception of the reformer and its background have largely gone unnoticed in the church and general public.
The Lutherhaus Eisenach is therefore showing when and how the Catholic view of Luther changed in its special exhibition Heretic, Schismatic, Teacher of the Faith marking the anniversary and commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. The innovatively designed exhibition navigates the strife-ridden history between 1517 and 2017 and explain why Catholics are now able to view Luther as an important figure of church history and even a “teacher of the faith” rather than as a “heretic” and “schismatic”.
Heretic, Schismatic, Teacher of the Faith is intended for the general public, will be universally accessible and I a perfect complement to the National Special Exhibition Luther and the Germans at Wartburg Castle – as an addition and contrast to it.
The exhibition is under the joint auspices of Bishop Ilse Junkermann and Bishop Dr. Ulrich Neymeyr and is being overseen by an ecumenical advisory committee.
You should plan to spend 30 – 45 minutes in the special exhibition. Since it is designed to enable visitors to explore issues on their own, guided tours are not offered. Click here for information on how to find us and for the flyer on the special exhibition.
Venue: Lutherhaus Eisenach’s special exhibition gallery, Lutherplatz 8, 99817 Eisenach
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Combined admission (permanent and special exhibitions): € 8 (€ 6 with discount), group admission: € 7 per person (school student group admission: € 4 per person), family admission (2 adults with their own children/grandchildren 14 or younger): € 16
Special exhibition (without the permanent exhibition): 4 € (€ 3 with discount), group admission: € 3.50 per person (school student group admission: € 2.50 per person), family admission (2 adults with their own children/grandchildren 14 or younger): € 8