RELIGION 350 - Christianity after the New Testament: The First Six Centuries
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces the history and traditions of roughly the first six centuries of Christianity, from the earliest writings in the New Testament to the earliest Christian contact with Islam. Students read early Christian documents, translated into English, on a wide range of topics:

  • Christian theology and ritual
  • early Christian ideas about gender and sexuality
  • trends in early Christian art and architecture
  • the growing movement in late antiquity toward asceticism
  • Christian traditions about martyrdom
  • the relationship of the emerging Christian community to political power.

Course Requirements:

There are two papers, a midterm exam, and a final exam. The course grade is based on your performance on those assignments along with your participation in and performance on assignments from section.

Class Format:

This is a four-credit class, with two 80-minute lectures and one GSI-led discussion section weekly.

RELIGION 350 - Christianity after the New Testament: The First Six Centuries
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780195154603
Christianity in late antiquity, 300-450 C.E. : a reader, Author: [compiled by] Bart D. Ehrman, Andrew S. Jacobs., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2004
ISBN: 9780195114454
After the New Testament : A reader in early Christianity., Author: Bart D. Ehrman., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1999
ISBN: 9780060655808
The HarperCollins study Bible : New Revised Standard Version, with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, Author: general editor, Wayne A. Meeks ; associate editors, Jouette M. Bassler ... [et al.] ; with the Society of Biblical literature., Publisher: HarperCollins 1st ed. 1993
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