Hall Center For The Humanities


Peter Brown
Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor Emeritus of History, Princeton University

"A Conversation with Peter Brown"
Humanities Lecture Series : Conversation

Wed., Mar. 12, 2014, 8:30am - 10:30am
This is a special Friends of the Hall Center breakfast. The event is also open to the public, but all planning to attend must RSVP by March 4 to hallcenter@ku.edu.
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall

Princeton Professor Emeritus of History Peter Brown is credited with having created the field of study referred to as late antiquity, during which Rome fell, the three major monotheistic religions took shape, and Christianity spread across Europe. His major research interest is the rise of Christianity, and he has investigated such diverse topics as Roman rhetoric, the cult of the saints, the body and sexuality, and wealth and poverty. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Mellon Foundation's Distinguished Achievement Award for his scholarly output, which includes a dozen publications and a significant number of articles. His most recent book, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD (2012), looks at wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman empire. He examines the rise of the church through the lens of money and the challenges it posed to an institution that espoused the virtue of poverty.

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