RELS 381 - Early Christianity (travel course; J-term 2014
only) – This course studies the history, beliefs, and practices of early
Christianity, from the period of Jesus and his disciples through about 476 A.D.,
especially as they existed in modern day Greece and Turkey. The class introduces
students to early Christian literature (both canonical and non-canonical), beliefs,
and rituals as well as important aspects of Christian communal and family life.
It examines how the church, Christian writings, and forms of worship influenced
and were affected by other religions and the societies and cultures within which
Christianity developed and spread in its earliest centuries. This course will travel
to Greece and Turkey. Three hours. Breitenberg.