From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity
The Christian movement did not start out as a culturally significant phenomenon; it began in a remote part of the Roman empire as a small, lower-class group of followers of a Jewish apocalyptic preacher, crucified as an enemy of the state. For over a century the Christian church was virtually unknown among the political and cultural leaders of the western world. However, by the end of the fourth century, it was the official religion of the Roman empire. How did Christianity grow into such an enormously influential institution from such humble beginnings? That is the overarching question of this course.
The program features Prof. Bart Ehrman from the University of North Carolina (and a graduate of Wheaton College). If you are interested, please join us on Zoom at the following address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89333091187?pwd=QTBQZFIxQnNBOHljdk8yWEJSR3dzUT09 We invite you to join us from 9:30 am to about 10:30 am for information and discussion as we learn together virtually. Zoom Meeting ID: 893 3309 1187, Password: 60187