Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


HIS/NT6/701 – Space, Time & Practice in the New Testament and the Early Church

Instructor(s): Dr. Harry O. Maier

Drawing on the discipline of social geography this course takes up practices of time and place and timespace imagination as found in the New Testament and early Christian literature of the first two centuries. It explores ways early Christians practiced and imagined first and second century imperial urban spaces to forge new communal forms and identities with the help of sacred narratives and unique ethical and ritual practices. The course will be a resource to help students develop an awareness of and become intentional in the organization and practice of time and space in worship, congregational life, and leadership in contemporary social contexts.

Prereqs: HIS 500, NT 500, 501 or by permission to register

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