Tom Holland

Dominion – The Making of the Western Mind

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019
Venue: Temple Church
Time: 5.30pm
Tickets: £12 (Students: £10)

Tom Holland, award-winning historian, biographer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Making History looks at why Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single most transformative development in Western history.

Ranging in time from the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC to the on-going migration crisis in Europe today, and from Nebuchadnezzar to the Beatles, it will explore just what it was that made Christianity so revolutionary and disruptive; how completely it came to saturate the mind-set of Latin Christendom; and why, in a West that has become increasingly doubtful of religion’s claims, so many of its instincts remain irredeemably Christian.

A past master in looking at how and why we live now as we do, Holland was awarded the Classical Association prize, given to ‘the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome’.

Talking to Dominic Sandbrook

Tom Holland,Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
Tom Holland,Dominion,Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival