Forgotten Christians:Christian Churches of the Orient : Frank Livesey

"The Christian Church was 'Oriental' long before it became 'European'. For centuries the Eastern churches far surpassed the Latin West in numbers, scholarship and artistic achievement. After the Arab conquest (7th.c.) they became a disadvantaged minority, ceased to thrive, and were discounted, even forgotten, in the West, coming back into view only very recently when they are threatened with extinction. The course will explore their history, culture and political experience in all its diversity. Will they survive, and does it matter?"

Tutor: Frank Livesey

"Frank Livesey worked in a College in Uganda for a while after reading History at Oxford, before returning to teach History at Bedford School. Subsequently he was Head of History at Downside School for 8 years. In Spain he was Deputy Head of an International College in Madrid AND Later appointed a Lecturer in Church History at a Theological College in Sydney. Whilst there he completed an MA in Asian Studies at New South Wales University. The last years of his career were spent in International Schools in Hong Kong."