4. The Apostolic Age and the Formation of a Christian Identity

Mondays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This course will examine key issues of interest related to the formation of the Christian movement and its emergence.

  1. The Apostolic Missions of the Twelve, Paul, and Colleagues: What do we “know”?
  2. “Other Christianities”: Alternative and Minority Views of Jesus and the Jesus Movement
  3. Sex in the City (of God): Identity, Leadership, Celibacy, and Family Life
  4. What Is Knowledge? Classical Paideia, Divine Revelation, and In-Between
  5. The Power of Powerlessness: The Martyr Tradition
  6. Defining the Playing Field: Bounding the Tradition.

Charles L. Harrell is Director of Pastoral Care at the Asbury Solomons retirement community in Southern Maryland and an adjunct faculty member at Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. He has a Ph.D. in Religion with a concentration in Early Christianity.

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