The History of Early Christianities (THE1110)

15 credits

This core level 1 module will introduce you to diverse forms of early Christianity (approx. 200-700 CE), both in the Roman Empire and beyond. It will outline a variety of interpretations of Christian beliefs and ways of life, including those which became patterns for later churches and those which did not. You will discover how early Christians disagreed with others and themselves and how they attempted to resolve disagreement.

No prior knowledge is assumed and the module is suitable for anyone interested, 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. All texts are studied in English translation.