COMP 213 Spring 2013 Reading Jesus, Writing Gospels: Christian Origins in Context (W)

Cross Listed as REL210, CLAS210
What were the religious and cultural landscapes in which Christianity emerged? How did inhabitants of the ancient Mediterranean world speak about the concept and significance of religion? How have scholars of early Christianity answered these questions? What are the implications of their various readings of early Christian history? In the first half of this course, we shall address these questions by examining the formation of Christianity from its origins as a Jewish movement until its legalization, using a comparative socio-historical approach. In the second half of the course, we shall examine the earliest literature produced by the Jesus movement and consider it within a comparative framework developed in the first half of the course.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: one class presentation; three 3-page papers, one 5- to 7-page paper, and a final paper (15 pages)
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Prerequisites: none; open to all classes
Enrollment Preference: sophomores
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under REL; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under CLAS or COMP
Divisional Attributes: Division I, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: REL Christian Tradition Courses
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3698
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COMP213-01(S) LEC Christian Origins in Context (W) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsWriting Intensive Denise K. Buell
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Griffin 4 3698
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