'What is Christianity?': Patristic Perspectives

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    'What is Christianity?': Patristic Perspectives

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Religion, Theology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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  • Overview

    'What is Christianity?': Patristic Perspectives
    Module code: 5AAT2301
    Semester: Semester 2 (spring)
    Module description: This module is an introduction to Early Christianity from 2nd to 5th c. perspectives, hence the time of the 'Fathers' and 'Mothers' of the Church. It explores how new and often radical ideas transformed societies, traditions and cultures, beginning with those who read Paul and produced early Christian literature, art, architecture and developed Christian institutions within the Jewish and the wider Graeco-Roman world. It is a module strongly focused on history and society, using historical methods and looking widely at evidence from literature and archaeology.
    Study abroad entry requirement: None
    Credit level: 5
    Credit value: 15
    Teaching pattern: Two-hour weekly classes over ten weeks.
    Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;
    One 2,500-word essay (40%) and one two-hour examination in the summer term (Period II) (60%)

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