Christian Origins: from Jesus to the Early Church (THE1102)

15 credits

This module will give you an introduction to the emergence of Christianity, in its diverse and varied forms, through the first six centuries of its existence. It will give you a sense of the context in which these developments took place, the historical sources at our disposal, the debates and divisions that occurred, and the diversity of modern scholarly approaches and perspectives. As such, it will introduce you to the scholarly disciplines of New Testament Studies and Patristics.

No prior knowledge is assumed and the module is suitable for anyone with an interest in the topic, particularly those working from historical or literary perspectives in disciplines such as History, Classics/Ancient History, Liberal Arts, as well as in Theology and Religion.