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The Council of Nicaea (325) and the Fourth Century Church

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, and Athanasius, and the “great and holy council” held at Nicaea in 325, we will investigate how a small, persecuted minority religion rose to a prominent part of Roman life, how its worship flowered, how its christology and ecclesiology developed, and how it struggled to maintain its unity of faith and practice. In addition to illustrated lectures, primary documents of the period will be studied in translation, and congregational Bible study materials will be developed for the 2025 celebration of the council’s 1700th anniversary.

In summer 2024 this course will run June 24-28 from 7:15-9:55 am.

To access a pdf with a listing of all the Summer Quarter 2024 classes and their schedules, click the following link. Summer Quarter 2024 Schedule

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