emergence and growth of Christianity is probably the
single most important turning point in all of
history. The spread of Christianity in the Roman
Empire ultimately brought about changes in virtually
every aspect of life, changes that continue to affect
the world today. This class will examine the
process by which the Christian church grew from a
hated and persecuted fringe group to become the single
most powerful force within the Roman Empire.
Readings will include the New Testament and Eusebius
of Caesarea's History of the Church.