Courses - Summer 2013
New discoveries in early Christianity – the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gnostic writings, the Gospel of Judas, new archeological findings – make this period of history an exciting area to explore.
AP/HUMA 4653 6.0 – Specialized Studies in Religion
Mon/Wed, May 6 - July 29, SU session.
The first half (May to mid June) of this seminar-style course discusses issues and topics in early Christianity -
The second half of the course (mid June to end of July) is supervised individualized research. Participants write a paper on a topic of their own choosing from within the western religious tradition, broadly conceived.
There are no classes during the second half of this course. The course director assists in devising a do-able project within the confines of the time allotment, suggests bibliography and provides supervision.
AP/HUMA 3421 3.0 – Intro to the New Testament and Early Christianity
Tues/Thurs, May 7 - June 13, S1 session
An introduction to early Christianity through selected New Testament and related writings. Topics include:
This course emphasizes discussions, providing background lectures and videos. Two in-class written assignments.
Barrie lecturing to York University students at Qumran, headquarters of the Dead Sea Scroll community.