Wed., Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg.
Led by Jack Dalby.
Register online, email or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services.

Christianity’s astounding success in the ancient Roman world was not preordained; far from it. In this academic-based class, we will examine the reasons Christianity grew from a tiny group of apocalyptic Jews in the year 30 C.E., to being proclaimed the official religion of the Roman Empire in 380 C.E. Topics will include the historical Jesus, the ministry of St. Paul, why Christianity separated from Judaism, the Roman view of Christianity, early Christian worship, Roman persecution of Christians, the importance of martyrdom, the variety of Christianities, Constantine’s conversion, the Council of Nicaea and more.