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ΔΙΑ ΤΟ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΕΙΟΝ ΓΕΝΟΣ. The idea of a creation "for mankind" in the controversies between pagans and Christians in the second century

By Professor Jörg Ulrich. Followed by a reception celebrating the publication of, "In Defense of Christianity. Early Christian Apologists" and ”Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity.”

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Thursday 15 December 2016,  at 14:15 - 17:00


Aarhus University, building 1453, room 415

Several Christian authors of the second century tried to establish the theory that God had created the world "for mankind" – thus forwarding a strict anthropocentric view of the creation. They seem to have gained a lot of sympathy and support for that, but they also met with refusal and opposition, for example from the middle platonic philosopher Kelsos.

The seminar is open for all. For questions, contact Jakob Engberg, je@cas.au.dk