Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)
How did a small group following an apocalyptic prophet in Palestine become Christianity – what is now called a “world religion”? This small movement saw many changes in the second, third, and fourth centuries, from the development of different sects, philosophical theologies, and martyrology, to the rise of monasticism, and finally to the ascension of Constantine to the throne and the Christian Roman Empire. It was not until the nineteenth century, however, that the term “world religion” came to be used and Christianity was categorized as such.
00:00 – Chapter 1. Christianity in the Second Century: Gnostics, Philosophers, Martyrs, and Apologists
20:26 – Chapter 2. Christianity in the Third Century: Asceticism, Monasticism, and Persecution
26:20 – Chapter 3. Christianity in the Fourth Century: Constantine and the Church Councils
30:36 – Chapter 4. Christianity as a “World Religion”
36:36 – Chapter 5. The Growth of Christianity before Constantine and Q&A
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Pete Rollins shares his journey in examining the resurrection, what we’ve forgotten about and what might offend us. Good thing the audio is good for this because he moves really fast. Might have to watch this more than once to get it all. If you have never listened to Pete go down the rabbit hole then you need to, if he offends you he will at least do it with some stories to put perspective upside down.
Peter Rollins offers some of this thoughts on modern Christianity and some of his theological explorations, followed by a Q&A time with Pete and Barry Taylor, Brehm Center professor of arts and culture. brehmcenter.org for more information.
A theological throw down on the resurrection between Crossan, Borg, Renihan, and White. The audio is off from the video. No worries this is not a video masterpiece. Just take it for the audio.
This debate took place an board ship in 2005 in the Gulf of Alaska between John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, James Renihan and James White.