Early Christianity

Term: 

Fall 2017

Req: 

HASS-H, HASS-E

Level: 

Seminar

Introduction to the history of early Christianity, from Jesus to Muhammad. Investigates the origins and spread of the Jesus movement within the ancient Jewish and Roman worlds, the emergence of the Church, and the diversity of early Christian thought, spirituality, literature, and art. Examines such topics as the historical Jesus and Paul, relations among Jews, Romans, and Christians, debates over orthodoxy and heresy, the conversion of the Roman empire, the rise of bishops and monasticism, the Church Fathers, and the cult of the saints.

Jesus Christ mosaic from the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

             Folio 27r from the Lindisfarne Gospels