Friday, September 28 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday, October 5 | 10/5 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday, November 30 | 1:00 -5:00 pm
Instructors: Mary Julia Jett & Isaac Sharp
This Course is at Capacity
In conjunction with an exciting new “digital humanities” project aimed at developing an online and open-source resource for introducing Christian tradition, this class is devoted to exploring traditional and alternative sources from Christian history as a way of answering the question, “what is Christian tradition?” Students focus on one particular historical thinker of their own choosing. Over the course of the semester, students investigate their chosen thinker’s relationship to Christian tradition—including both their impact on Christian history as well as their understanding of the tradition—and work to identify the sources, events, and figures that most shaped that person’s thought. By the end of the semester, exceptional work may be eligible for online publication through the project’s website.
Note: Open to students with little to no background knowledge of Christian tradition, or those from different religious traditions.