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Dr. Louis Reith to speak as part of the 500th Reformation Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017

Dr. Louis Reith will be presenting “An Unknown Reformation Prince – Duke Christoph of Württemberg” as part of the 500th Reformation Anniversary Celebration at 3:30 p.m. on Mar. 13, 2017, in the Thom Leadership Education Center, room 111, on Concordia’s campus.

Reith is a retired rare book librarian and historian of the Renaissance and Reformation who resides in Seward, Nebraska. He previously served as theological cataloger at the Concordia Theological Seminary, cataloger at East Carolina University, rare book cataloger at St. Bonaventure University and rare book cataloger at Georgetown University.

Reith is a graduate of Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and holds a master of divinity from the Concordia Seminary and a master of arts from Washington University. Additionally, he earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois.

His areas of scholarly research include the Lutheran Reformation in Germany and Central Europe, modern German intellectual and cultural history, history of printing and the history of Czechoslovak music and culture. He has published articles and books reviews in several journals, including American Historical Review, Church History and the Sixteenth Century Journal, to name a few.

Currently, Reith serves as a substitute organist in the Lincoln and Seward areas and is a member of the Executive Board of the Lincoln Lutheran Choir.

Additional information about the 500th Reformation Anniversary and Dr. Reith’s presentation is available online at The presentation is free and open to the public.