A History of Christianity in 15 Objects explores how a small sect in Roman-occupied Judaea went on to become one of the greatest forces of religious, social and cultural change the world has ever known. Over the course of twelve months, fifteen leading thinkers will each present an object that illuminates our understanding of Christianity's extraordinary history, from its beginnings in Jerusalem to the present.

Join us in Deddington Parish Church in north Oxfordshire, or live here on this website, from September 2011, to discover the extraordinary development of the Christian faith.

A video of every talk will be available on each object's page, along with a shorter, audio-recording from the speaker, as an introduction.

Run in association with the Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford.


An introduction from the Rev'd. Dr. Daniel Inman.