Semester normally offered: Fall
An introduction to the history of the Christian Churches in the Middle East from the first to the seventh centuries A.D. Major Christian authors from the Second Temple to Emperor Constantine will show the common Christian basis of the churches in the Middle East, while representative Church writers from the three developing ecclesial families (Assyrian, Oriental, Chalcedonian) will reflect each Church’s significant role in the Christian mosaic in the Middle East.
This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
A one-day interactive field study to Christian communities and monasteries from both Eastern and Western Churches surrounding Jerusalem.