The Triumph of Christianity in the Ancient World An Encore Presentation
February 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - February 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Bart Ehrman
Bart Ehrman returns to Adventures in Ideas with an encore presentation of 2017’s seminar based on his upcoming work, The Triumph of Christianity: How a Small Band of Outcasts Conquered an Empire. If you missed it in September, now’s your chance to hear one of our most popular speakers.
The Christian movement began with a small group of illiterate day-laborers in a remote part of the Roman world. Within four hundred years this band of outcasts had converted some thirty million people, half the Empire. Had Rome not adopted this new faith, history as we know it could never have happened – no Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, or Modernity itself. Something else, of course, would have happened. But what? Art, architecture, music, literature, and philosophy would have all been incalculably different.
In this seminar we will explore how it happened.
Bart D. Ehrman, James A. Gray Professor of Religious Studies and author or editor of over twenty books, has published extensively in the fields of the New Testament and Early Christianity.
Christianity’s Most Important Convert: The Apostle Paul
Pagan Converts and the Power of God
Factors for Christianity’s Success
Constantine and the Christian Faith
4:30pm-8:30pm Friday, February 2. 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday, February 3, 2018. The tuition is $125 ($110 by January 18). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by January 18). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner on Friday night is $20.
Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.
Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.
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Register here or call us at 919.962.1544.