408-Early Christian Fathers
Class Time: Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT
Students will read several short works from the “apostolic age” (Clement and Ignatius), and from the period of the “apologists” (Justin Martyr, Tertullian). They will also discuss a number of controversies that troubled the early church (Athanasius, Gregory of Nazianzus), and learn about the conversion of the Roman Empire (Augustine). Finally, students will study the transition to the middle ages as Christianity becomes fully ascendant (Boethius).