Teresa Morgan, professor of Graeco-Roman history at the University of Oxford and McDonald Visiting Distinguished Scholar at Candler, will present a Dean’s Lecture on Wednesday, September 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided for all who register by September 10 at 5:00 p.m. Register here.
In her lecture, titled “Institutionalization and Inspiration: Two Aspects of Early Christian Faith,” Morgan will examine what Augustine calls fides qua, ‘the faith by which believers believe,’ arguing that the increasing institutionalization of one aspect of fides quastimulates inspired thinking about another, beginning a long co-existence of these conceptions of faith.
Morgan’s research interests include the history of ideas and mentality, cultural history, church history, the history of religions, ethics, theoretical historiography, the history of education and scholarship, and the history of gender and sexuality. She is the author of five books, including Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistes and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches (2015, Oxford University Press).
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