Early Christian Literature

The Early Christian Literature program integrates the study of early Christianity with the study of Mediterranean life and thought from 300 BC to AD 1200 in an interdisciplinary approach. The faculty’s research interests demonstrate the field’s possibilities: early Christian literature in its Greco-Roman and Jewish cultural context; ancient philosophy, rhetoric, and poetics; the religions of late antiquity; ancient magic and religion; Roman social history; and Latin literature in relation to Roman society; among others.

The program includes courses in Greek language and history, and Mediterranean languages, literatures, art, history, and religions. Students may combine a program in Early Christian Literature with more general studies in religion through the Religion and the Humanities program.

Early Christian Literature in the College Catalog