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October 2017

Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Le

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Speaker: Ann Marie Ackermann, Author Co-sponsored by Temple University German Society. Join us for a tale of murder, escape, heroism and redemption as Ann Marie Ackermann presents her book Death of an Assassin. The first volunteer killed defending Robert E. Lee’s position in battle was really a German assassin. After fleeing to Philadelphia to escape prosecution for murder, the assassin enlisted in a German company of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Mexican-American War and died defending Lee s battery at…

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Transcending The Reformation/Counter-Reformation: A Contemporary Dialogue on the 500th Anniversary of Luther s Call for Reform

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall,
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Keynote Speaker: Len Swidler, Temple University It has been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Although there is sketchy historical proof of this happening, it was an event that changed the world – and this great anniversary in 2017 will be marked in fitting style, not just in Wittenberg but across Germany and the world. Luther and his Reformation transformed Western Civilization and impacted all nations with its…

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