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LETU Socratic Club to Present Free Film on Life of Martin Luther Oct. 30


LeTourneau University's Socratic Club will present a free, public showing of a film on the life of Martin Luther at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Little Theater on the third floor of the R.G. LeTourneau Memorial Student Center Building in the middle of the university campus.

The public is invited to celebrate with students the beginning of the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany on Oct. 31, 1517, which is Reformation Day. The film runs approximately 90 minutes.

"Martin Luther is a man who changed the world," said Martin Batts, professor of English and Socratic Club faculty adviser. "We will celebrate Reformation Day by viewing this film of passion and power. Luther was a brilliant, forceful and commanding presence and his legacy lives on with us today."

The Socratic Club is a group of students, faculty and staff who meet periodically to discuss topics of current interest using the Socratic Method which focuses on discussion and interaction rather than lecture and teaching. The Socratic Method is named after the Greek philosopher Socrates, who used interactive questions and dialogue in his search for truth. Socrates, who died around 399 B.C., is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.

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