21H.333 Early Christianity

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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 be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by E. Goldberg.

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

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