RELI 8856 ROME AND THE EARLY CHURCH (3 credits)
Students will cover Roman-Christian-Jewish interactions from just before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth to c. 450 CE, with an emphasis on social and political history. We catalogue Christianity's transformation from its origins as a Jewish movement and an illegal "superstition" to the dominant religion of the Roman empire. (Cross-listed with HIST 8856, HIST 4850, RELI 4850).
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.