Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Location: Tate 473
The speaker for the CFF monthly meeting will be Dr. Hugo Méndez. Hugo earned his M.A. and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Ancient Mediterranean Religions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He specializes in the New Testament and its reception within late antique Christian communities, with special attention to the Johannine Literature, Luke, and Acts. From 2014–2016, he was a lecturer at Yale Divinity School, and fellow in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Related Arts within Yale University’s interdisciplinary Institute of Sacred Music. The title of his talk is “Ancient Christian House Churches: Separating Myth from Reality.” An abstract of his talk is below.
Abstract: Worshipping in an ancient Christian house church – The talk is a reflection on how and why Christian worship changes, and what is gained/lost in its various transformation. In it, we’ll look at the evolution of the eucharist/Lord’s supper from a banquet-style meal in a house churches to the more formalized worship of today, incorporating the latest research on this question