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 2017–2018

Revolution and Counterrevolution

Catholic Revival & the Difficult Escape from the Naturalist Grip


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 10

French Catholics Trapped Between Right & Left (1794-1799)

September 24

Europe & the Gospel of Revolutionary Liberty (1794-1799)

October 8

Pius VII & the Two Faces of the Napoleonic Settlement (1799-1804)

October 22

Clerical-Lay Resilience, Romanticism, & Catholic Revival (1794-1846): Part One

November 5

Clerical-Lay Resilience, Romanticism, & Catholic Revival (1794-1846): Part Two

November 19

Traditionalism, Mysticism, & Dogmatic Muddle (1794-1846)

December 3

The Continued Strength of the Enlightenment and Reformed Catholicism (1794-1846)

December 17

Tugging at the Chains: Napoleonic Europe & Catholic Resistance (1804-1814/1815)

January 7

Joseph de Maistre & the Two Faces of the Restoration (1814/1815-1830)

January 14

Legitimism & the Abbé de la Mennais (1815-1830)

January 28

Democratic Nationalism, Poland, & Palingenesis (1815-1830)

February 11

Lamennais & the Two Faces of Liberalism & Democracy (1830-1846)

February 25

The Many & Varied Heirs of Lamennais (1830-1846)

March 11

Gregory XVI & the Catholic Revival (1830-1846)

March 25

Germany & Freedom of Association (1830-1846)

April 8

The Church, Education, & Liberal Regalism (1830-1846)

April 22

A Catholic Party? (1830-1846)

May 6

A Christ of the Barricades? (1830-1846)

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