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 2016–2017
Even Now the Devastation Is Begun…
…and Half the Business of Destruction Done
John C. Rao
(D. Phil., Oxford)
Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University
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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
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.
The Last Pontificates & Princes of the Ancien Régime
Learned Bishops, Continued Tridentine Vitality, and the Second Spring of the Internal Missions
Battening the Hatches: Montesquieu & the Encyclopedia
Battening the Hatches: No Enemies On the “Left”?
The Lisbon Earthquake & the Voltaire-Rousseau-Atheist-Christian Tsunami
Jesuits, Jansenists, and the Billets de Confession
Reform Catholicism & the “Regulated Devotion”
Religions of the Heart — Both Sacred & Profane
Prussia, Britain, and the Panic of the Potentates
The Via Crucis of the Russian Church (But Her Budding Mystical Revival)
Regalism in Portugal & Spain & the Anti-Jesuit Assault
The Missions Between Regalism & the Enlightenment
Intermezzo: The Strange But Temporary Death of the Society of Jesus
Febronianism, Josephism, and the Troubled Domestication of the Tridentine Germanic World
Whither the Eldest Daughter of the Church
A “Patriotic” French Church & Her Multiple Discontents
The Center Cannot Hold
Terror and Catholic Genocide
Can the “Infamous Thing” Be Really Dead?