CLASS 2613

CLASS 2613

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, most of which eventually came to be included in the New Testament. Through the lens of the gospel narratives and earliest Christian letters, especially those of Paul, the course explores the rich diversity of the early Christian movement, from its Jewish roots in first-century Palestine through its development and spread to Asia Minor and beyond. Careful consideration is given to the political, economic, social, cultural, and religious circumstances that gave rise to the Jesus movement, as well as those that facilitated the emergence of various manifestations of early Christian beliefs and practices. (Students who have had at least one year of Greek and would like to participate in a 1-credit weekly reading seminar should also enroll in NES 3629 - Greek New Testament Readings 357483.)

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2629NES 2629RELST 2629

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17456 CLASS 2613   LEC 001