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Topics in Early Church History?

September 11, 2012

My fall semester class on Early Church History started last night. My prof is very enthusiastic: this is her favorite period of history and her favorite class to teach. So that should be fun! We have 12 people in the class, from a wide variety of Christian traditions, at various places in our degree programs.

For this class, I will be writing two 6-7 page papers. They can be on any topic that can be explored in the context of the first five centuries of Christianity for which there is primary source material available – and she’ll work with us to find appropriate primary sources. (And “available” here effectively means “available in English.”)

So that’s a wide open field, and I’m taking suggestions. Is there something you’ve always been curious about? Convince me it’s really interesting, and maybe I’ll research it for you. :)

Some ideas I have so far:

Read the rest and post your suggestions over at Gaudete Theology.

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  1. September 13, 2012 2:58 pm

    Well, there are probably insufficient primary sources available to discuss this topic, which is admittedly off the beaten path, but I am interested in the symbolism of the Green Man in early Christianity.

    (Cross commenting on Gaudete Theology.)

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