Lecture Series
The New York City Lecture Series in Church History offers an in-depth discussion of consecutive periods in the life of Christendom each year from September through May.
The Roman Forum Lectures in Church History 2010–2011

Fervent Catholics on a Ship of Fools

From the Fall of Constantinople to the Reuchlinstreit


Lecturer: John C. Rao
(D. Phil., Oxford)
Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University
Date & Time: All sessions will meet on
Sundays, at 2:30 p.m.
(See schedule below for specific dates of lectures.)
Location: Church Hall
University Church of St. Joseph
371 Sixth Avenue
New York, N.Y.

The entrance to the Church Hall is on Washington Place, south of Waverly Place.

Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th Street.

Wheelchair accessible.

September 18

City-States, “New Monarchies”, and Popes: Part One

October 2

An Unending Ottoman Advance

October 16

Eastern Christianity and the Rise of Muscovy

October 30

Western Christendom: A Multiplicity in Unity

November 13

Preaching, Printing, and the Thirst for Sanctity

November 20

Humanist Progress and Erasmus’ “Age of Gold”

December 4

Modern Image & Catholic Truth Series

Modern Liberty and Tyranny: Now and Forever — One and Inseparable (click here for details)

December 18

Cajetan and the Revival of the Scholastic Endeavor

January 22

City-States, “New Monarchies”, and Popes: Part Two

February 5

A Politicized Papacy?

February 19

A Rut Triumphant?

March 4

A Neo-Platonic and Neo-Aristotelian Christianity?

March 18

A Neo-Pagan Culture?

April 1

France, the Borgias, and the Bonfire of the Vanities

April 15

France, Julius II, and the Fifth Lateran Council

April 29

New Worlds, Padroado, and Patronato

May 13

Utraquists, Heretics, and Millenarians

May 20

The Reform of the Empire, the Erasmian Golden Age, and the Reuchlinstreit

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