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Religious Studies

REL 215 How Christianity Began: The History and Literature of Early Christianity (4)

How did Christianity begin? Who was Jesus, really? Who was the Apostle Paul? What was the world like in that place and time? Who were the first Christians and how can we understand what they wrote and did in the context of the early Roman Empire? And what is the lasting legacy of these remarkable people who somehow created a new religion? These questions and more form the subject matter of this class. There are no prerequisites.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities; World Engagement: CV
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Patterson

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