21H.333 Early Christianity


Class Info

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.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.333 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by E. Goldberg.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays in E51-285.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the Eric J. Goldberg Subjects Taught site or on the 21H.333 Stellar site.

MIT 21H.333 Early Christianity Related Textbooks
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