Event Description

This talk grapples with the impact of Christian ideas about grace and free will on the sexual exploitation and experiences of women in service in the late antique West. Theological debates in this period shaped how Christians thought about both freedom and sexual consent. What were the implications for women in service, who were sometimes faced with ‘unavoidable’ sex?

Lisa Kaaren Bailey is Associate Professor in History/ Classics and Ancient History at the University of Auckland. She is the author of The Religious Worlds of the Laity in Late Antique Gaul, Bloomsbury, London, 2016 and  Christianity’s Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul, University of Notre Dame Press, South Bend, IN, 2010.

Event Co-Sponsor(s)
Sponsored by the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity
Cosponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Event Details

Sep 18, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Events Venue
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103