The University of St. Thomas

New Frontiers in Theology speaker series

New Frontiers in Theology


Dr. John Martens

"Let the Little Children Come to Me";  How Christianity Changed the Lives of Children


Tuesday, October 22, 2013   7:30 PM

University of St. Thomas

Owens Science Building 150

2115 Summit Avenue

Saint Paul, MN  55105


Dr. John Martens is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas, where his specialization is the New Testament and early Christianity. He is currently the Scripture columnist at America Magazine and will soon publish a commentary on the Gospel of Mark. He has presented numerous papers and published articles and a book, “let the little children come to me:” childhood and children in early Christianity, on children in Judaism, Christianity and the Greco-Roman world. Dr. Martens will discuss the lives of children in the ancient Roman Empire and what difference Christianity made in the lives of children.



Co-sponsored by the University College of Arts and Sciences and the UST Theology Department.

For more information please contact Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk at


Archives of past New Frontier talks:

Massimo Faggioli

Anne King