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John Rao to Lecture on “Splendors and Miseries of the Tridentine Life”

Dr. John Rao (shown in the video above reading the Lake Garda Statement) will be delivering the customary Roman Forum Lecture Series in New York this year on the glories of Baroque Catholicism and their demolition in the Enlightenment. The Program will be as follows:

The Roman Forum
New York City Church History Program

Splendors and Miseries of the Tridentine Life:
The High Baroque and the Architects of Demolition: 1689-1748

Lecturer: John Rao, D. Phil., Oxford University
Associate Professor of History, St. John's University

September 13--The Political and Religious Contours of a Divided
                         Christendom (1689-1740)
September 20--Continued Tridentine Reform and High Baroque Culture: I
October 4------ Continued Tridentine Reform and High Baroque Culture: II
October 18-----New World Christianity
November 8--- Catholic Minds and Catholic Mystics: Bossuet & Fenelon
November 22--Quesnel, Richerism, and the New Jansenism
December 6----Unigenitus
December 13-- Appelants and the Parlement-Jansenist Fronde
January 10----- Nouvelles Ecclésiastiques and the Birth of the Cause Célèbre
January 24----- Jesuits, Jansenists, and The Chinese Rites Issue
February 7  ----Peter the Great and the Subversion of Holy Russia
February 21--- The Republic of Letters and the Subtle Spread of Spinoza
March 6-------- Royal Society, Locke, Newton, The Spectator, and
March 20------ Voltaire and Continental Anglomania
April 3--------- Prussian Pietism and the Moderate Enlightenment
April 17--------The Cult of the Sacred Heart, Catholic “Enlightenment”, and
   the Flight from the Supernatural
May 1----------Jansenism, Pietism, Enlightenment, and the Regalist Advance
May 8----------- The War of the Austrian Succession and the End of the
                        Beginning (1740-1748)

All Sessions Meet on Sundays, at 2:30 P.M.
Wine & Cheese Reception. Entrance Fee at door of $15.00

Our Lady of Pompeii Church
16 Carmine Street
Rectory Entrance on Carmine Street, west of Bleecker Street

A, B, C, D, E, F, V trains to West 4th Street Station