Archive of Stewart Lectures

Supported by the S & R Stewart Fund in the Council of the Humanities.

Stewart Lecture: Karen King, "Reimagining the World: 'The Gospel of Mary'"

Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 4:30 pm

When early followers wrote narratives about Jesus, they were not just telling his history, they were engaged in reimagining the world.  Four of these gospels came to be in the Bible but other stories were written in the early centuries as well.

Location: East Pyne 010
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Stewart Lecture: Béatrice Caseau, "Tasting and Touching: Tactile Piety in the Late Antique and Byzantine Religious Culture"

Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

By his incarnation, Christ had made it possible to touch God through objects sanctified by his contact. He could be experienced through different material objects such as the consecrated bread and wine, or relics such as the wood of the Cross. The faithful were called to "Taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8).

Location: Scheide Caldwell 103
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Stewart Lecture: Christoph Markschies, "The Nag Hammadi Library: A Coptic-Gnosrtic Collection or Christian-Monastic LIterature from Egypt"

Thu, Nov 19, 2015, 4:30 pm
Location: 010 East Pyne
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Stewart Lecture: Raymond Van Dam, “Constantine at Rome in 312”

Thu, Oct 3, 2013, 4:30 pm

Cosponsored by: Department of Art and Archaeology, Department of Classics, Department of History, Department of Religion, and Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund

 

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Stewart Lecture: Guy Stroumsa, “Religious Revolution and Cultural Change in the Roman World”

Thu, Nov 8, 2012, 4:30 pm

Cosponsored by: Department of Art and Archaeology, Department of Classics, Department of History, Department of Religion, and Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 2
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Stewart Lecture: James J. O’Donnell, “The End of Paganism”

Mon, Apr 9, 2012, 4:30 pm

Cosponsored by: Department of Art and Archaeology, Department of Classics, Department of History, Department of Religion, and Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund

 

Location: 010 East Pyne
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