RELS433 - CHRISTIAN THGT 200-1000

This course introduces students to the major intellectual issues of Christianity from the period of the formulation of orthodox theology (the third to the fifth centuries), through the early medieval era, to the dawn of scholastic theology around the year 1000. Although the emphasis is on the evolution of Christian thought, several aspects of social and political history will also be considered, for example, the growth of ascetic movements and the monastic ideal, relationship between Christianity and the Roman Empire, and the role of women in Christian history. Readings will be largely from primary sources, with several secondary authors (especially Peter Brown) serving as foils to interpretation. Students will be expected to do independent research in the library and on line, beyond the assigned readings of the course.
Section 301 - SEM
F 0200PM-0500PM
MATTER, E ANN
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 204