Christendom College history professor Dr. Brendan McGuire will illuminate the persecution of the Christians in the First Century in an exclusive talk on March 3 at St. Veronica Church Hall in Chantilly, Va. Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Culture, the talk will begin at 7:30 pm, with no reservation required.
The talk, titled “When Rome Was Burning,” will deal with the corruption of infamous Roman Emperor Nero during his thirteen-year reign, especially his persecution of the burgeoning Christian Faith in the city of Rome during that time. All attendees will receive a vibrant glimpse into this crucial period in the history of Christianity, thanks to McGuire’s expertise on the subject.
McGuire specializes in the classical and medieval periods of history. A graduate of Christendom College, he received his doctoral degree in medieval history from Saint Louis University, and in recent years has presented scholarly research on various historical topics at prestigious regional, national, and international conferences. He is a popular speaker, and has been featured in the past two Christendom College biennial summer conferences, most recently speaking on “Historical Scholarship in the Thought of John Henry Newman” this past summer. He has taught both history and classical languages at the undergraduate level, and he currently teaches courses on the Ancient Biblical World, Early Modern Europe, Late Antique & Medieval Europe, and the Reconquista and Crusades.