The Apostolic Fathers

College Regis College
Instructor(s) Bernier, Jonathan
Course Code RGB6910HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in RGB3910HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

The New Testament texts are not the only extant Christian writings from the first through early second centuries. In addition to these texts, there is a body of literature known as the Apostolic Fathers, which includes such texts as 1 Clement, the Didache, the Letters of Ignatius of Antioch, and the Shepherd of Hermas. The earliest of these texts likely is older than the latest books found in the New Testament. Some even appeared in early versions of the New Testament canon. In this course, we will read the Apostolic Fathers as well as selected other texts from approximately the same time frame, and consider their place within both early Christianity and contemporary scholarship.

Department Biblical
Crosslisted to (1) Historical
Schedule Fri
Start Time 9:00
End Time 11:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 16
Enrolment Notes

Maximum/Minimum class size indicated includes both BD and Graduate students

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Short Paper
Currently Offered Fall 2019