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 2015–2016

Splendors and Miseries of the Tridentine Life

The High Baroque and the Architects of Demolition, 1689-1748

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: Our Lady of Pompeii Church
(Rectory Entrance on Carmine Street, west of Bleecker Street)
16 Carmine Street
New York, N.Y.

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

Wheelchair accessible.

September 13

The Political and Religious Contours of a Divided Christendom (1689-1740)

September 20

Continued Tridentine Reform & High Baroque Culture: I

October 4

Continued Tridentine Reform & High Baroque Culture: II

October 18

New World Christianity

November 8

Catholic Minds and Catholic Mystics: Bossuet & Fenelon

November 22

Quesnel, Richerism, and the New Jansenism

December 6


December 13

Appelants and the Parlement-Jansenist Fronde

January 10

Nouvelles Ecclésiastiques and the Birth of the Cause Célèbre

January 24

Jesuits, Jansenists, and The Chinese Rites Issue

February 7

Peter the Great and the Subversion of Holy Russia

February 21

The Republic of Letters: Background and Tools

February 28

Spinoza and the Spread of the Radical Enlightenment

March 13

The Moderate Enlightenment: Locke, Newton, Voltaire, Leibniz, Wolff, and the Prussian Pietists

March 20

Anglomania and its Enemies

April 3

“Catholic Enlightenment” and the Jesuit-Jansenist Battle

April 17

Life in the Republic of Letters on the Eve of the Encyclopedia

April 24

The War of the Austrian Succession and the End of the Beginning (1740-1748)

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