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 2013–2014

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Sanctifying, Expanding & Defending the Meaning of Catholic Christendom

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.)

$15 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 8

1563: Christendom’s Jagged Boundaries

September 15

Strengthening the Bones of the Church

September 29

Always Ancient, But Always New: Liturgy & Catechesis

October 20

Seculars and Religious: Colleagues and Rivals

November 3

Eastern and Roman

November 17

Magisterium and Methodology

December 8

Interior Castle

December 15

Artistic Stairways to Heaven

January 12

To the Ends of the World

January 26

An Unceasing Ottoman Threat

February 2

The Elizabethan Settlement

February 16

The Calvinist Tsunami: Bildersturm & the Lowlands

February 23

The Calvinist Tsunami: Holy War in France

March 16

Henry IV: All Quiet on the Western Front?

March 30

Confessional States

April 13

From the Defenestration of Prague to the Restitution Edict

April 27


May 4

Regalism: From Philip II to The Venetian Interdict

May 18

Grace and Will: The Gathering Storm

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