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Fitchburg State University 2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
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HIST 7250 - Judaism and Early Christianity


3 cr.
This course offers an overview of the formative period of development of both Judaism and Christianity, from 300 BC to 500 CE. It explores a variety of factors that led Christianity to break away from Judaism and its transformation into the single most powerful religious movement in the Mediterranean region. Readings in both primary and secondary texts (translated into English) provide vantage points to examine various aspects of the spread of Jesus movement within the contexts of social unrest, competition among ethnic minorities, and the socio-economic reasons that led to the dissolution of the Roman Empire.



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