The Development of Christianity and Christian Art

4 October 2006 – 15 November 2006
Christianity was one belief among many in the Roman world but by the fourth century AD it had become the religion of the empire and missionaries were beginning to take the Christian message beyond the imperial frontiers. From humble beginnings the Faith evolved complex and sometimes contentious doctrines and rich artistic languages. This short series of lectures examines some of the ways in which Christianity and Christian art developed from the 1st to the 16th centuries.