The Christianity Seminar Phase II Fall Meeting: Borders, Boundaries, and Encountering Others

October 27, 2023
October 28, 2023
11:00-3:00 PM ET (Break 12:30-1:30)

About the Event

October 27, 2023

Most conceptions of emergent Christian history have been based on a Western, Roman model. However, the Christian movement transcends the margins of the Roman world and diversifies as it spreads both within the Roman Empire and beyond its borders.

At our Fall 2023 CS Phase II Conference, we will examine the driving forces of individual and collective movements of people, and the local conditions that produced varied forms of Christian (and Jewish) identity in places where Greco-Roman cultural assumptions did not predominate.

We will likewise explore the various ramifications of these border-crossings for the local cultures, as alternate forms of Christianity (and Judaism) entered into varying relationships of conflict and accommodation with their local cultures and developed in ways that put them at odds with Christians (and Jews) acculturated to the Roman heartland.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 27, 2023 (Times are ET)

11:00–12:30   Paper summaries followed by discussions: Chris Shea and Paul Dilley

1:30–3:00 Paper summaries followed by discussions: Michal Bar-Asher Siegal and Jae Han

Saturday, October 28, 2023 (Times are ET)

11:00–12:30    Four presenters engage together in a panel discussion (Chris Shea, Paul Dilley, Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, and Jae Han), followed by 20–30 mins. of Q&A

For more information on our speakers and the papers they will be presenting, please click on each photo below.


Christine Shea
Paul Dilley
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
Jae Han
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