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St. James’ Sunday Bible Study Lectures
March 8 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The Court of Justinian and Byzantine Christianity
Lecture # 22
March 8, 2020 11:45 am. To 1:00 pm.
The emperor Justinian I (b. 483–d. 565) can be considered as pivotal a figure in the history of the Roman Empire as Constantine, both as the last of the “Roman” emperors and as the shaper of the Byzantine Empire. A man of astonishing energy and vision, he accomplished magnificent things in his effort to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory. Although his efforts fell short because of various adverse forces, his accomplishments were sufficient to secure a form of civilization that endured for another 1,000 years and, during the years of European “dark ages,” represented to visitors and admirers a vision of ancient beauty and new possibility.