'Our City became a Church: The Spatial Politics of Religious Controversy in Roman Syria' presented by Christine Shepardson, Feb 10 @ UC Riverside
Department: ClassicsDate and Time: February 10, 2016 | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Event Location: History Department Library (HMNSS 1303)
Christine Shepardson is the Lindsay Young Professor, Department of Religious Studies at The University of Tennessee. She studies the History of Early Christianity, particularly the Mediterranean World in the period of late antiquity. She is the author of Controlling Contested Places: Late Antique Antioch and the Spatial Politics of Religious Controversy (Berkeley: University of California, 2014) and of Anti-Judaism and Christian Orthodoxy: Ephrem's Hymns in Fourth Century Syria (Washington, D.C, Catholic University of America Press, 2008). Her talk will highlight the ways in which early Christian leaders shaped their physical environment and thus the events that unfolded within these spaces.
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