Early Christian Studies

Code: ISP-HISX500

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Time: 9:00 am for 3 Hours

Course: 9am (PT) / 12pm (ET) / 1pm (AT) | MDiv Tutorial: 2-5pm (PT)

The Christian tradition has been handed down over time and adapted to different settings and peoples in that long history. This foundational course introduces the student to the history, thinking and worship of the Christian church, to the key developments in the work and witness of the church over the centuries, and to the cultural contexts and denominational traditions that have shaped the faith of the student’s congregation. We will special attention to the similarities between early Christian writing and its similarities with Indigenous approaches to the gospel. Following Lamin Sanneh’s lead we are going to reflect upon the early Church through the lens of the Indigenous Church which will lead to insight into the origins of Christianity. We are hopeful that this will invigorate modern Christian theology which is in need of creative approaches to the enduring difficulties of our cultural milieu.