HDS 1518

Early Christianity in the Roman Empire

Laura Salah Nasrallah


We shall read New Testament and early Christian literature to explore topics such as Paul and empire, early Christian apologetics, and martyrdom. These will in turn be explored in relation to the literature and especially the art and archaeology of the Roman Empire. Special focus will be given to materials of the first and second centuries CE. Key themes will include gender, colonialism, violence, spectacle, the body, justice, and ancient definitions of religion and piety.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1404


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Course times to be announced.
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None