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Brown Bag Lunch Topic: Jesuits, Ottoman Empire

SU Doctoral Candidate to Lead Discussion

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

Final Brown Bag Lunch lecture of the Fall semester


Utica, NY (11/26/2013)
- On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the DuRoss Faculty Dining Room, the History Brown Bag Lunch lecture series features Syracuse University doctoral candidate Robert Clines and his lecture titled, “The Society of Jesus Between Rome and the Christian Orient.”

Between 1560 and 1585, the Society of Jesus carried out three missions to the Christian communities of the Ottoman Empire in an attempt to unite Eastern Christians and the Catholic Church under the authority of the papacy. Each of these three missions had their own set of problems, including the interference of Jews and Muslims, and the high rates of illiteracy in the Christians of Lebanon.

This presentation links these three missions, demonstrates that the Jesuits had to navigate both the unique currents of life on the individual missions as well as the pressures Rome placed on the Jesuits to succeed.

The History Brown Bag Lunch lecture holds talks on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information on the History Brown Bag Lunch lecture, contact David Wittner, professor of history, at dwittne@utica.edu.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The college, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls more than 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.


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