Gregory Soderberg (PhD Candidate VU Amsterdam) speaks on the changes that were implemented in communion practice during the Reformation by Bucer, Calvin, and Oecolampadius.
1:40-7:00– What were some common communion practices in the pre-Reformation church?
7:30-What did the Reformers want to change about the practice and frequency of communion?
11:00-The importance of understanding the liturgy.
12:00-The uniqueness of the Swiss Reformation and the process of Reformation in Switzerland’s city republics.
13:30-16:00-The influence of Johannes Oecolampadius in the Swiss Reformation.
17:00-18:30-Martin Bucer’s influence on Calvin’s view of church discipline.
22:30-Efforts to examine church members before communion.
25:00-26:00-Calvin’s program of church discipline and the role of the consistory.
26:00-27:40- The Reformer’s view of discipline and centrality of the Word.
27:45-31:20-Calvin’s advocacy of weekly communion.
36:00-Celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
39:00-How do we move forward with the work of Reformation in our own time?