6 episodes

How can a historical understanding of the ancient world enrich our understanding of early Christianity? "The Origins of Christianity" explores the first five centuries of Christian history and in particular the ways that Christian history intersects with the history of the Roman Empire. The course tries to understand how the "gospel" would have been heard in the first century world of the empire, how the relations between Romans and Jews influenced Christianity, how Christian theology developed alongside Greco-Roman philosophy, and how a persecuted minority became the state religion of Rome.

The Origins of Christianity by Kyle Harper University of Oklahoma

    • History
    • 4.5, 71 Ratings

How can a historical understanding of the ancient world enrich our understanding of early Christianity? "The Origins of Christianity" explores the first five centuries of Christian history and in particular the ways that Christian history intersects with the history of the Roman Empire. The course tries to understand how the "gospel" would have been heard in the first century world of the empire, how the relations between Romans and Jews influenced Christianity, how Christian theology developed alongside Greco-Roman philosophy, and how a persecuted minority became the state religion of Rome.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Oboe rivers ,

SMH This guy is good...

I just discovered this series in 2019. So glad I did. Dr. Harper’s knowledge and delivery bring the historical background of the Bible alive. Loving every minute.

Conservative Man ,

Outstanding!

Don't read the New Testament without it! Learned a lot. Good speaker. Hope he does more.

MTU fan ,

Bill

Great course! Thanks Dr. Harper. Anything less than 5 stars has to be from U T fans.

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