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 2012–2013

The Tyranny of Words —
Or the Triumph of the Word?

Two Conflicting Visions of the Meaning of the Incarnation


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.)

$10 payable at the door / Wine & cheese reception following

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 9

The Desperate Plight of a Vibrant Christendom

September 23

Luther, Zwingli, and the Evangelical Revolution: Part One

October 7

Luther, Zwingli, and the Evangelical Revolution: Part Two

October 14

Politique D’Abord and Catholic Collapse

November 4

The Anglican Revolt: Part One

November 18

Jean Calvin and the Geneva System

December 2

Sinners, a Divine Surprise, and Serious Catholic Revival

December 16

St. Ignatius Loyola and Companions

January 13

The Council of Trent: Act One

January 27

Dubious Victory and Further Evangelical Growth

February 10

The Anglican Revolt: Part Two

February 24

The Council of Trent: Act Two

March 10

Politique d’abord and the Peace of Augsburg

March 24

Genevan Academy and the Calvinist International

April 7

The Council of Trent: Act Three

April 21

The Vibrant Catholicism of a Desperate Christendom

May 5

Globalism “Catholic Style”

May 12

Black Holes, East and West

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