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The Annual Nicolai Rubinstein Lecture: Constantine, Eusebius and the Future of Christianity

Friday 1 March 2013

The Annual Nicolai Rubinstein Lecture in the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History takes place in the Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace, Mile End Campus at 6.30pm on Thursday 21 March. Professor Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University, USA will deliver the lecture - Constantine, Eusebius and the Future of Christianity.

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University and the lecture will begin by exploring the idea of the expansion of Christianity in the work of Eusebius of Caesarea. It sketches out the ‘horizons of the possible’ for Christians such as Eusebius, and suggests how these horizons might explain the religious policies of Constantine, especially in relation to the non-Christian world. In the process, it explores the issue of the ‘history of the future’ in the Constantinian period – what did contemporaries (rather than modern scholars) actually think about the limits of the possible in bringing about change in their own age?

Please book tickets for the event here: http://rubinstein2013.eventbrite.co.uk/ or find out more information here: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/2013/90590.html.

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