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Academic Year 2005/2006
Politics and Piety in Early Christianities
RELI 286 FA
This course is an introduction to the political, social, and religious world of Christianities during the first three centuries of the Common Era. Through discussion sessions, it will explore the controversy between
orthodoxy and heresy and its propagandistic impact upon the development of church organizations, interpretations of sexuality and the roles of women, the rise of gnosticism, and the formation of the Christian Bible.
P. Brown, THE BODY AND SOCIETY
Eusebius, THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
K. King, WHAT IS GNOSTICISM?
C.C.Richardson, EARLY CHRISTIAN FATHERS
R.Wilken, THE CHRISTIANS AS THE ROMANS SAW THEM
Hopkins, A WORLD FULL OF GODS
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three papers (each 5-7 pages).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course fulfills a "Religion in Society" departmental requirement.
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