Wine Chat poster: "Strange Cohabitations: Sharing Churches after the Reformation"

Wine Chat

Strange Cohabitations:
Sharing Churches after the Reformation, 1530-2020

Our next Wine Chat will feature David Luebke, professor of History. His talk, “Strange Cohabitations: Sharing Churches after the Reformation, 1530-2020,” will take place on Thursday, January 23rd at 6 p.m. at Civic Winery and Wines, 50 E. 11th Ave. in Eugene. 

At one time or another, approximately 1,000 churches in Europe were shared by two or more Christian religions—Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist. About 120 still exist today in France, Germany, and Switzerland; in recent years, a few new ones have been created. The story of how they formed, how they evolved, and how they faded away can tell us a great deal about the shifting meanings that ordinary people ascribed to community, religion, toleration and intolerance from the sixteenth century to the present.

David Luebke is a historian of early modern Europe whose work focuses on the religions and political cultures of ordinary people in the German-speaking lands. He is a 2019–20 OHC Faculty Research Fellow. His most recent book Hometown Religion: Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia, 1535-1650 was published in 2016.

Civic Winery and Wines is an urban winery, wine bar and bottle shop housed in a restored 1930s building featuring reclaimed wood from Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium. The winery focuses on organic and biodynamic grape production aged on site in locally made ceramic amphorae.

The event is free and open to the public. Beverages are available for purchase. For more information call 541-346-3934.