Blake Lecture in the History of Christianity

The lecture honors William E. and Miriam S. Blake and is presented annually by a renowned scholar. The series' objective is to broaden the audience's understanding of Christianity by making it relatable.

The lecture is supported by an endowed fund established by family, friends, colleagues and those who enjoyed the History of Christianity course which Professor Blake initiated at VCU. 2022 marks the 28th anniversary of this lecture series.

Recent Lecture

On April 7, 2022, Professor Sylvester A. Johnson of Virginia Tech presented "Will Robots Feel Pain? The History of Religion, the Politics of Race, and the Digital Future of Humanity."

Visit the archives to view Blake lecture speakers and topics from the past.