Earliest Christian Communities (THE2212)

30 credits

This module is suitable for students who are interested to learn about various social aspects of the earliest Christian communities and the perspectives on these topics developed in contemporary scholarship. These will include the membership, meeting places, and rituals of the early Christian communities, their patterns of leadership, and the processes of institutionalization. You will find the module most accessible if you have previously done some study of the New Testament and of Christian origins, but with that proviso it would suit students on interdisciplinary courses, including in history, social science, liberal arts, and ancient history, as well as students of Theology and Religion.