Church History: The Early Church and the Dark Ages

Course number: GS2221     Credit hours: 3 hrs

This course is a study of they history of the church society from its founding to pre-reformation era. Emphasis is placed on key events, persons and theological developments and their ongoing significance for understanding ourselves today. as an introductory course, the history of the Christian Church within its larger historical and societal context will be examined, with a special focus on the rise of the early church within its Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds. We will explore the merging and diverging of these worlds to the foundations of the European nation-state. Beyond tracing the events that occurred and the people involved, this course and the impact of society on the church.


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