Annual Distinguished Lecture: Peter Brown, Princeton University - 9/18/13

"Constantine, Eusebius of Caesarea and the Future of Christianity"

September 18, 2013
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Alexander Library, Teleconference/Lecture Hall (4th floor)
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ  10901

Peter Brown was the recipient of the distinguished Kluge Prize of the Library of Congress in 2008. He is credited with
having created the field of study referred to as late antiquity (250-800 A.D.), the period during which Rome fell, the three
major monotheistic religions took shape, and Christianity spread across Europe. Professor Brown’s primary interests are
the transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages and the rise of Christianity, and he has pursued them through investigations
into such diverse topics as Roman rhetoric, the cult of the saints, the body and sexuality, and wealth and poverty. He is the
author of a dozen books, including:

Augustine of Hippo (1967, 2000)
The World of Late Antiquity (1971)
The Cult of the
Saints (1982)
The Body and Society (1988)
Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: towards a Christian Empire (1992)
Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianization of the Roman World (1995)
The Rise of Western Christendom
(1996, 2003)
Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire (2002)
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of
Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD (2012).

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