January 2, 2013
Dr. Peter Brown�s Schmemann Lecture to Launch St. Vladimir�s 75th Year
YONKERS, NY [SVOTS]
On Friday, January 18, 2013, Dr. Peter Brown, Princeton University�s
Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, will present
the 30th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture at Saint Vladimir�s
Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY. His presentation, titled
�Constantine, Eusebius, and the Future of Christianity,� will focus on
how Christians approach the study of history.
Just prior to the lecture, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Brown will be awarded a
Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, by the Seminary�s Board of Trustees
and faculty. The academic convocation and lecture will launch the 75th
anniversary celebration of Saint Vladimir�s Seminary.
Dr. Brown is credited with having created the field of study referred to
as �late antiquity� (A.D. 250�800), the period during which Rome fell,
the three major monotheistic religions took shape, and Christianity
spread across Europe. A native of Ireland, Professor Brown earned his
B.A. in history from Oxford University (1956), where he taught until
1975 as a Fellow of All Souls College. He joined the Princeton faculty
in 1986 after teaching at the University of London and the University of
California, Berkeley. 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.
The free and public lecture, with reception following, will be held in
the John G. Rangos Family Building on the seminary campus. SVS
Bookstore will extend its daily hours past 5:00 p.m. on that day and
will be open prior to and following the lecture.
For more information and directions to Saint Vladimir�s Seminary, visit
the seminary web site
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