Kent Peters (MA)

Thesis title: Categorizing Christian and Roman Identities in Ancient Latin Apologetic Tradition

CV

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Qualifications

M.A. in Religion

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 

 B.A. in Humanities and Religion

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Undergraduate teaching

University of Edinburgh, U.K. – tutor

  • History of Christianity as a World Religion 1A, Semester 1 (2022-2023)
  • History of Christianity as a World Religion 1A, Semester 1 (2021-2022)

Research summary

Kent Peters's research interests are theories on the category of 'religion', categories of identity in the ancient Mediterranean, early Christianity, early Christian apologetics, ancient Latin patristic writers.

Current research interests

Kent Peters’s current research is on the categorization of Christian identity in relation to the Roman state in ancient Latin apologetic writings of Tertullian, Minucius Felix, and Lactantius

Conference details

Lancaster Historical Postgraduate Conference, the University of Lancaster, June 2023

Care and Community in Late Antiquity 300 - 800 CE, University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, May 2023

Ecclesiastical History Society Postgraduate Conference, March 2023

Northern Universities Postgraduate Day Conference, Durham University, May 2022

Devils and Daemons: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Dalhousie University, August 2019

Papers delivered

“Christian Changes and Roman Continuities in the Ancient Usages of the Term Religio.”

“Categorizing the Christian Community of Lactantius’s Institutiones Divinae”, Care and Community in Late Antiquity 300 - 800 CE

“From Ritual to Devotion: The Importance and Adaptability of the Term ‘Religio’ within Ancient Latin Christian Apologetics”, Ecclesiastical History Society Postgraduate Conference

 “The Importance and Adaptability of the Term ‘Religio’ within Ancient Latin Christian Apologetics”, Northern Universities Postgraduate Day Conference

“Magic, Daemons, and Exorcism in the Works of Tertullian: Tertullian's Theological Defense of Christian Supernatural Powers” Devils and Daemons: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference