NES 2629

NES 2629

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, especially those that eventually came to be included in the New Testament.  Through the lens of the Gospel narratives and earliest Christian letters, especially those of Paul, we will explore 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.   We will give careful consideration 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 Christian belief and practice.   The course will address themes like identity and ethnicity, conversion and debate, race and slavery, gender and sexuality, and the connections between politics and religion.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2613JWST 2629RELST 2629

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16463NES 2629  LEC 001

  • 16508NES 2629  DIS 201

    • FWhite Hall 104
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • 16509NES 2629  DIS 202

    • FWhite Hall 106
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff