CLAS 430 The Literature of Early Christianity

This is an introductory course to the literature of early Christianity from the first through the third centuries. The purpose of this course is two-fold: to introduce students to examples of early Christian literature outside of the New Testament canon, and to examine and recognize the variety of early Christianity reflected in these writings. While an introductory course to the New Testament and/or to early Christian history is helpful, it is not necessary.