The next Colloquium with Dr. Katharina Streit will take place on Monday 22/01/2018. The invention of the radiocarbon dating method by Willard Libby in the late 1940s revolutionized archaeology profoundly. For the first time, a wide range of archaeological finds and contexts could be dated independently from historical chronologies. As a consequence, several chapters of human (pre-) history had...
The event will be in English
Book publication: Yonatan Moss, "Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society and Authority in Late Antiquity" (Christianity in Late Antiquity 1; Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2016)
In the early sixth-century eastern Roman Empire, anti-Chalcedonian leaders Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible prior to its resurrection from the dead? Viewing the controversy in light of late antiquity’s multiple images of the ‘body of Christ,’ Yonatan Moss reveals the underlying political, ritual, and cultural stakes and the long...