WR 235 Christianity - The First 1000 Years

Credit Hours: 
3.00
Course Description: 

Introduces the origins of Christianity beginning with the figure of Jesus and his portrayal in early Christian writings. Studies the early teachings and their influence on later Christian theological understanding of the nature of Jesus through readings in the New Testament. Also explores the historical development of Christianity from its origins in Palestine beginning 1 B.C.E. through its expansion into the Roman Empire and ending at the schism between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Western Catholic Church in the 1054 C.E.

Prerequisites: 
WR 131 or 232 or Instructor permission
Co-requisites: 
None