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Fourth-Century Christianity: Eusebius, Constantine, Athanasius, and the Bishops of Rome

Instructor: Glen Thompson

This course will study the state of Mediterranean Christianity in the first half of the fourth century. By focusing on Eusebius, Constantine, Athanasius, and the church and bishops in the city of Rome, we will investigate how a small, persecuted minority religion rose to a prominent part of Roman life, how its worship flowered, how its ecclesiology developed, how it struggled to maintain its unity of faith and practice, and how the institutions of monasticism and the cult of saints began their rise to prominence. In addition to illustrated lectures, primary documents of the period will be studied in translation.

Area of Study: Church History
Tuition: $600
Course Number: CH5017
Course Credits: 1.5
Dates Term Location
06/17/2024 to 06/28/2024 Summer Quarter 2024 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses