On Wednesday, 9 December at 7 pm, the Christopher Dawson Society for the Study of Faith and Reason will discuss the historical debates surrounding  sacraments is and whether marriage qualifies as one.

Liz Farrington, Hamilton College, Class ’10, will lead the discussion with a brief  talk on the challenge to the sacramentality of marriage from  1517-1537. Her presentation derives from a history department senior honor’s thesis, dirested this semester by Professor Christopher Hill.

Ms. Farrington will touch on the views of Protestant challengers  such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, a few key Catholic  respondents, and the ambivalent legacy of Henry VIII.

Refreshments will be served; the presentation is open to the public.