Welcome to our blog ‘The Migration of Faith: Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity’!

Late antique clerical exiles and their companions seem to have been everywhere in the late Roman empire, travelling, talking to people, writing letters, and often causing havoc, as such influencing a wide range of cultural, political, religious and legal developments in this period. We think therefore that in our project there will be something of interest for everyone fascinated by late antiquity!

We will give you regular updates here concerning progress with the construction of our database on late antique banished clerics, interesting case studies of clerical exiles and their networks, and further reflections on our findings in the form of text and podcasts.

As a start to the rationale behind our project you can read our PI’s reflections on the parallels between late antique and contemporary deportations of religious dissidents: