Heretics, Pagans, Jews (and Samaritans): The Priorities of Christian Imperial Programs in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

Event date: Monday, April 27, 2015

Event time:12-1 pm

Location: Hyer Hall, Room 100


The treatment of Jews under the Christian Roman empire is often represented as yet another chapter in a dismaying narrative of pervasive and continuous anti-Judaism. This lecture will set the experiences of Jews in the 4th and 5th centuries within the broader context of Nicene Christian efforts to create a religiously homogenized and unified “inhabited world” in the late ancient Mediterranean.

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