Between Christian Universalism and Cultural Superiority: A Dilemma of Byzantine Intellectuals


Location: Medieval Institute Seminar Room 715J

The seminar will attempt to highlight and contextualize the main points of the cultural dialogue between representatives of two different trends in late antique and early Byzantine Christianity – the so-called ‘Christian universalists’ and those who could be labeled as ‘cultural isolationists’. Participants are invited to think about the texts they are working on from this perspective and are welcome to bring their examples that illustrate (or question) the similar dilemmas Greek intellectuals faced in the later periods of Byzantine history.

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP here by Wednesday, December 4.