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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Experiencing Divine Vengeance: History and Theology 900-1150

20th June 2017, 18:00, World Heritage Site Visitors Centre, Abigail Steed, Department of History

In this talk I will explore how divine vengeance was experienced in late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England, particularly how theological ideas about how divine vengeance operated tied in to interpretations of historical events. I will start by looking at how humanity's relationship with God was understood, represented and communicated, and why divine vengeance was thought to be a necessary component, and will then go on to look at how these theological concepts influenced perceptions of history and historical writing, with regard to the way that God’s wrath was perceived on earth on a grand scale at various points over the course of human history.

This event is free to attend and open to all and you do not need to register your attendance. The seminar will begin at 6pm, with tea and biscuits from 5.40pm.

Contact imrs.memsa@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.