Dec 01, 2023
CLAS 2550 - Pagan to Christian in Late Antiquity
Interdisciplinary approach to the dramatic changes that occur in ways of looking at the individual and one’s place in the world during the 4th through 6th centuries of our era as paganism is replaced by Christianity as the dominant religious view. Geographical foci are Rome and Constantinople. Sources are textual, artistic, and archaeological.
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Humanities: Text and Contexts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- To be able to take a position on an issue and present a written argument expressing the basis on which that opinion is formed.
- To be able to use evidence from material culture as well as from literary sources in reaching conclusions about paganism and early Christianity.
- To understand Constantine’s role in the spread of Christianity in the 3rd Century.
- To understand how we know what we know about early Christianity and its relation to paganism.
- To understand the underlying principles of paganism as it was practiced in the Greco Roman world.
- To understand the ways in which 1st Century Christianity defined itself in relation to Judaism.
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