Course Detail: OSH-HERETICS - Heretics - They also played the Jesus Game
This course presents a different perspective to the first five centuries of Christianity. It focuses on the battles of ideas between so-called heretics and the proto-orthodox/orthodox wings of the emerging religion. We will examine Jesus's first followers, Gnostics, Marcion, Tatian, Montanus, Donatus, Pelegian, and Arius. The heretics lost the battles but significantly influenced the development steps of Christianity. The role of Judaism in the early Jesus Game will also be introduced.