HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 002 Angels and Demons in Early Christianity
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

From the evidence of the New Testament, the earliest Christians lived in a world populated by angels and demons. In this class, we'll read texts about these divine beings from the first five centuries of Christianity and investigate how Christian traditions about them developed over that time. Angels and demons were important in Christian ideas of the end times, in Christian tropes of illness and healing, in the development of Christian ascetic practice, and in the articulation of Trinitarian theology. In addition to studying these topics, we will also think about how to analyze religious texts from an academic or historical point of view. Students will be writing two papers and taking a midterm and a final.

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
45168
Open
8
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
P
45588
Open
7
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
P
45970
Open
5
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 003: Meets with ASIAN 280.001
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ISBN: 9780809122950
The life of Antony and the letter to Marcellinus, Author: Athanasius ; translation and introd. by Robert C. Gregg ; pref. by William A. Clebsch., Publisher: Paulist Press 1980
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0809128381
Pseudo-Dionysius : the complete works, Author: translation by Colm Luibheid ; foreword, notes, and translation collaboration by Paul Rorem ; preface by Rene Roques ; introductions by Jaroslav Pelikan, Jean Leclercq, and Karlfried Froehlich., Publisher: Paulist Press 1987
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0140448942
Concerning the city of God against the pagans, Author: St. Augustine ; translated by Henry Bettenson ; with a new introduction by G.R. Evans., Publisher: Penguin Books 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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