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Four Great Controversies in Early Christianity

February 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

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A Distinguished Scholar Seminar Featuring Bart D. Ehrman

The growth of the Christian church from being a tiny sect of Jesus’ close followers to becoming a major world religion was not smooth and seamless. Christians faced controversy on every front—externally with both pagans and Jews and internally with various Christian groups holding diverse theological views struggling for dominance. This seminar will consider four major controversies in the early history of Christianity and examine how each controversy helped to shape the Christian religion for centuries to come.



Why Did the Romans Hate the Christians?

When Did Christianity Become Anti-Jewish?

Did Early Christians Worship Three Gods?

How Did Christians Get the Bible?



4:30pm-8:30pm Friday, February 1 and 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday, February 2. The tuition is $125 ($115 until January 18). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($57.50 until January 18). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner on Friday is $20.00.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date. 


February 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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