Units of Study

RLST2624 - The Birth of Christianity

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Iain Gardner


This unit discusses the textual, archaeological and socio-cultural evidence for the origins of Christianity; with a particular purpose to analyse how cults centred on the charismatic figure of Jesus of Nazareth led to the construction of such a powerful religious tradition. Tensions within that emergent tradition will be considered, and especially its struggle towards self-identity with both Judaism and the Greco-Roman world.


1x1000wd oral presentation (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd take-home paper (40%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 junior credit points from Studies in Religion) or (6 junior credit points from Studies in Religion and (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANHS1602))




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