College of Humanities and Sciences

Blake Speaker Series for 2010-11

Today at 3 pm, Dr. Emma Wasserman from Rutgers University will give the lecture Evil Everywhere? Demons, Spirits, and Powers in the Letters of Paul as the latest in the 2010-11 William E. & Miriam S. Blake Speaker Series in the History of Christianity. 

Dr. Wasserman is Assistant Professor of Religion at Rutgers, and is author of The Death of the Soul in Romans 7, as well as articles in the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Dr. Wasserman’s research focuses on the world of the apostle Paul and the origins of Christianity, including ancient apocalyptic movements and ancient ethical and psychological thought.

The Blake lecture Evil Everywhere? will be held in Richmond Salons I & II, VCU Student Commons, and is free and open to the public.


Upcoming 2010-11 Blake Series lectures:

Between Revulsion and Empathy: The Reinvention of Tragic Pity in Christian Responses to the Poor and the Diseased in Late Antiquity
 Dr. Paul M. Blowers, The Dean W. Walker Professor of Religion
 Emmanuel School of Religion
Thu, Feb 24, 7 pm in Virginia Rooms C & D, VCU Student Commons.

Why the Early Church Did Not Reject Gnosticism
Dr. David Brakke, Professor and Chair
Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington
Thursday, March 31, 7 pm in the Grace Street Theater, 914 W. Grace Street

Emotions and Change in History
Dr. Barbara H. Rosenwein, Professor of History at Loyola University, Chicago
Friday, April 15, at noon in Virginia Rooms A & B, VCU Student Commons


All lectures are free and open to the public. 

 For more information, contact the VCU History Department.