Language acquisition is necessary for any academic discipline—and the field of Ancient Christianity is no exception. Research languages necessary for the study of Ancient Christianity include Greek, Hebrew, Coptic, Syriac, Aramaic, and Latin among others. Often the beginner is curious as to where to start or how to begin.  

Join us this coming winter for a Latin reading course in selections from Patrick’s Confessio. This course is offered through the Center for Ancient Christian Studies Lingua Ecclesia. The purpose of this program is to assist students of Southern Seminary and in the Louisville metro area in the beginning stages of language acquisition. It is our joy to offer a free Latin reading group this winter in concert with the James P. Boyce Centennial Library.

This course will introduce students to a fifth-century primary text. Each session will consist of a time of discussion over coffee, an analysis of discourse and grammatical features of the Latin text, and an introduction to select scholarly monographs.

The course will read Patrick of Ireland's Confessio. These selected writings detail Patrick’s life, theology, and missionary vision of Ireland during the fifth century.  

We hope you will join us this winter. Register on the Center for Ancient Christian Studies website here

Lecture Schedule:
January 7th, 14th, & 21st.
Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Third Floor in the James P. Boyce Centennial Library,
2825 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40280