Seventeenth Annual Hellenic Lecture "Christianity and Greek Paideia" by Professor Emeritus Richard Price

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Did Jewish Christianity and Greek culture have much in common? Or was Christianity the product of a distinctively Jewish culture, which, on entering the Greco-Roman world, had to be translated into the concepts of Greek paideia (education and culture)? If so, does it need to be ‘de-hellenized’ in order to speak to our own post-classical world? This debate has died down in the context of contemporary eclecticism, which views the Hellenic inheritance as something to be plundered, or ignored, at will. Is the study of ancient Greek culture an aid, a distraction, or a hindrance in the quest for a Christianity at once faithful to its biblical roots and relevant in today’s world? These questions were explored by Revd Dr Richard Price, Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London, and RHUL Honorary Research Fellow. The lecture was hosted by the Principal, Professor Paul Layzell. Attended by over eighty students, colleagues and Friends, it was followed by drinks in the Moore Building Foyer, and Dinner in honour of Professor Price in the Large Boardroom, Founders' Building.
Period7 Mar 2019
Event typeOther
LocationEgham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Christianity
  • Hellenism and Judaism
  • Theology
  • Hellenism and Christianity
  • Christianity and Greek paideia
  • Greek paideia
  • Greek culture