HDS 1545

History of Ancient Christianity

Helmut Koester


Christian history from the beginnings to the end of the fourth century in its political and cultural context. The course will discuss Jesus and Paul and the diversity of Christian beginnings, the process of institutionalization, establishment of offices and of the canon of Holy Scriptures, orthodoxy and heresy, Montanism and Gnosticism, philosophy and the theology of the Church Fathers, persecutions and martyrdoms, and the controversies and ecumenical councils of the fourth century.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1454


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Thurs 2pm-4pm
Andover Hall Room 102

Relationship to Program Requirements

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