Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

REL 216 - Jesus, Paul, and Christian Origins

3 Credits


Who was Jesus, and why did he attract a small band of devoted followers? How did that following end up transforming into a worldwide religious tradition? Students explore the origins of Christianity through a focus on its founding figures and scriptures within their ancient contexts. Special topics include the origins of the Bible, gender in early Christianity, and “lost” Christian movements (e.g., the Gnostics).