*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Social Factors in the Development of Christianity as a Church

The "Jesus Movement" in Palestine began as a footloose group of men and women centered around a charismatic leader named Jesus of Nazareth who, defying cultural norms, led them around  from village to village preaching, teaching and healing increasingly large crowds of people.  Within two generations, this movement had become an institutional, international organization we call the "church."  Looked at from the standpoint of social dynamics and models of organizational  development, how did this happen?  And what role did women play in this?
Note: This course does not meet on Monday, March 19.

Instructor Bio:

Earle Hilgert is professor emeritus of New Testament at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Holding an AM degree from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in early Christian literature and history from the University of Basel, Switzerland, he has taught in the Philippines, Fiji, Germany, and Romania, and for 10 years was an evaluator of research proposals in religion and philosophy for the National Endowment for the Humanities. His research and writing interests have focused on the cultural and religious environment of early Christianity and the ways in which these factors influenced its development, particularly its thought as expressed in its literature.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A110 Earle Hilgert Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 26, Apr 2 Mo 2:30-4:00 p.m. Westminster Canterbury A

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