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 2014–2015

War in Heaven
and the City of Man

Laying the Groundwork for a Garden of Earthly Delights, 1629-1689

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 7

Stairways to Heaven: The Baroque Cultural Environment

September 21

Popes, Bishops, Religious, & Tridentine Reform: I

September 28

Popes, Bishops, Religious, & Tridentine Reform: II

October 19

Dévots, Bon Français & Ambiguous Christian Monarchy

November 2

Westphalia and the Collapse of International Christendom

November 16

Baroque Regalism and the Fractured Empire

November 30

The Regalist Onslaught in the Ibero-Italian World

December 14

New World Christianity: Religion, Regalism, & the Creoles

January 18

Jansenius, Saint-Cyran, the Great Arnauld, & Port Royal

February 1

Regalism, Le Roi Soleil, and the Gallican Threat

February 15

Piety, Mysticism, and Pastoral Discontents

March 1

Intercontinental Crimes Committed in the Name of Grace

March 15

The Turk You Will Always Have With You

March 29

Raskol and Russian Tsardom

April 12

Descartes, Deus, et Machina

April 26

The Dutch Kaleidoscope and the Shadow of Spinoza

May 10

Manifold Agonies of the Anglican World

May 17

Glorious Revolution & the Foundations of Locke Land

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