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Early Christianity and Democracy

Jackman Humanities Bldg. 318

Tentative Program


8:30-9:30  Larry Welborn, Fordham University

“The Background, Emergence and Development of the isotes idea in Paul’s Relations with the Christ-believers at Corinth”

9:30-9:45     Coffee

9:45-10:45    Anna Miller, Xavier University

Out of House and Home:  Ekklesia as Democratic, Public Space in 1 Timothy.

10:45-11:00   Coffee

11:00-12:00   John S Kloppenborg, University of Toronto

“Christ Assemblies, the Polis, and Democracy”

12:00-2:00    Lunch

14:00-15:00   Marsha Hewitt, University of Toronto/Trinity College

“Heavenly Republics and Democratic Spiritualities: Grief, Trauma and Social Reform in Nineteenth-Century American Spiritualism”

15:00-15:30   Coffee

15:30-16:30    Steven Payne, Fordham University

“Pneumatic Bodies and Ancient Democratic Ideology in the Tripartite Tractate”


May 3, 2018


Jackman Humanities Building, Rm 318
170 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5R2M8 Canada
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