This series of lectures, from 28 January – 3 March 2016, explores the traditions, histories and contemporary context of Eastern Christianity in the Middle East. The modern Middle East has been a challenging environment for Christians and their churches – a period marked by the ending of the Ottoman Empire, colonialism and the creation of nation states; by genocide and displacement, interreligious conflict.
Christianity in the Middle East is complex and diverse, characterized by deep and rich religious and spiritual resources – Armenian, Coptic, Syriac. Despite challenges the Christian churches in the region have responded beyond survival with a profound and significant contribution to theology, spirituality and dialogue between religions.
The speaker for this series of 6 lectures is Anthony O’Mahony, Reader in the History of Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London and a Research Fellow at Blackfriars, University of Oxford.
For more details see the information and booking leaflet.