The University of Arizona Division for Late Medieval and Reformation
Studies together with St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church take
great pleasure in inviting you to our 2013 Summer Lecture Series, “Holy
Terror: Interpretation of Natural Disasters.”
Whenever a crisis occurred in late medieval and early modern Europe,
even ordinary people expressed their view of the universe in explaining
this extreme event. Their reactions give us a way of seeing into the
mentalities of the populace at large and not simply of the learned.
Floods and famines, epidemic disease, fires and earthquakes shook the
lives of everyone when they struck. All looked to heaven and to human
sin for explanations in a pre-scientific world.
All lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held at St.
Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church in the Bloom Music Center (4440
N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ) and will begin at 10:15 am.
Whether you are able to come to one lecture or to all, we look forward
to welcoming you.