Professor Demacopoulos is a specialist in the History of Christianity for Late Antiquity, the Early Medieval West, and Byzantium. American born and educated, Dr. Demacopoulos is an active participant in the on-going Orthodox/Catholic Dialogue at Fordham, and has written extensively on the subject. Perhaps the most contentious of all issues requiring resolution before union can take place between Eastern and Western Christianity is that of papal authority. As he has in his book, The Invention of Peter, Professor Demacopoulos will examine for us how the historic Peter and the Roman Church strengthened, shifted, and evolved during the papacies of two of the most creative popes of Late Antiquity, ultimately shaping the Catholic Church as we know it today. An important lecture and one of interest to Orthodox Christians, this event should be on everyone’s calendar to attend. Questions and answers following the Lecture.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 5 pm St. George Greek Orthodox cathedral 433 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut