Emily O’Brien: 23 January 2014
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Please join the SFU Department of History on January 23rd for the fourth installment of our public lecture series, Heroes & Villains: Rethinking Good and Evil in History.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Reflections on the Renaissance Papacy
A public lecture presented by Dr. Emily O’Brien
January 23, 2014 | 5:30 PM
Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
In popular culture, the Renaissance papacy (c. 1417-1534) seems an intriguing mixture of highs and lows. On the one hand, it dazzles us with artistic achievements – the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s, to name but two. On the other, it shocks us with personalities infamous enough to thrive on cable television (“The Borgias,” anyone?). While this blend of extremes may draw us to the Renaissance papacy, how much can it actually teach us? A great deal, in fact. This lecture tours the good, the bad and the ugly of this period in papal history and, in so doing, illuminates how this era represented a turning point for the Western Church.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and registration is strongly encouraged. Reserve your spot online: http://www.sfu.ca/history/events/papacy.html.
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