karl shuve

This week we sat down with Professor Karl Shuve of the Department of Religious Studies.  Professor Shuve is a historian of the religions of the ancient and late antique Mediterranean world. He focuses particularly on the development of Christian culture and thought. In the fall semesters he typically teaches a class on The Rise of Christianity, and in the spring semesters he leads a seminar on Sex, Gender, and Religion.

Some of the questions covered in this episode include:

  1. What are some of the challenges that come with being a historian of the ancient world?
  2. How can we construct theories of gender and sexuality for cultures that existed a long time before us and may have had entirely different understandings or conceptions of gender and sexuality?
  3. What are some of the implications of doing a scholarly historical study on sacred texts?

And many more!


Thank you again Professor Shuve!

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