Lane C. McGaughy Lectureship in Ancient Studies

Spirituality in the Midst of Violence:
What Did Christian Heretics and Martyrs Teach about Becoming Fully Human?

This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required.

Early Christianity was forged in a violent world. Not only Jesus’ violent death, but those of his followers, were formative events in Christian identity. From the prison diary of a mother sentenced to die in the arena, a bishop pleading to be allowed to suffer for his God, or theologians refusing to believe that God desires these brutal deaths, we can see Christians trying to meet these challenges ethically, spiritually, and communally. Dr. King's lecture will discuss their stories and reflect on the controversial legacy they left in theological imagination and practice.

Sponsored by the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

Previous Lectures

2010 Lane C. McGaughy Lectureship in Ancient Studies

Picture This! Words as Art in the Ancient Greek World

Dr. Alexandra Pappas
University of Arkansas
Classics Department

2009 Lane C. McGaughy Lectureship in Ancient Studies

Is the New Testament Confused?
Reflections on the Discrepancies of the Christian Scriptures

Bart D. Ehrman
James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2008 Lane C. McGaughy Lectureship in Ancient Studies

Icons in Antiquity: The Symphony of the Gods

Thomas F. Mathews
The John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus
The Institute of Fine Arts
New York University

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