Christian Martyrdom: persecution in the early Church and in the world today

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Sunday, 18 February 2018
17:00 | Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral

Revd Professor Morwenna Ludlow

Morwenna Ludlow is Professor and Head of Theology of Religion at the University of Exeter, where she teaches and conducts research in historical theology.

About the series

Saint Sebastian was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to traditional belief, he was killed in the late 3rd century during the Roman emperor Diocletian’s persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows.

These lectures have been inspired by a statue of St Sebastian (dating to about 1700), which belongs to one of the cathedral congregation, and which will be on loan to the cathedral during Lent 2018.

The lectures will take place in the Chapter House at 17.00 on the first four Sundays of Lent 2018 (with a range of different speakers at each event). Refreshments will be served from 16.45, and each lecture will over by 18.00

Tickets are free, but booking is essential.