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Great Courses: Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity

August 23, 2021

Sundays at 11:15 a.m. via Zoom

Beginning on Sunday, September 12 at 11:15 a.m., the adult education video class resumes through Zoom with Dr. Kenneth W. Harl’s 24 talk series “Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity.”

Each 30 minute talk will be followed by a period of questions and discussions coordinated by Dwight Rodgers. The course examines the period from Christian origins to the final suppression of non-Christian institutions during the 6th Century. Dr. Harl has written:

“The conversion of the classical world to Christianity is one of the fundamental changes in Western civilization that has been matched only by the discovery of the New World and the industrial revolution. This course will explain the reasons for the clash between the pagans and the early Christians that ended in the Christianizing of the Roman world between the 4th and 6th centuries A.D.The opening lectures define paganism and explain the piety and the appeal of the pagan cults of the Roman world.”

All are welcome to join these sessions at any time.

Join via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 846 1030 7017
Passcode: 666321