Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the lives of early Christians in the first two centuries CE.

When | Tuesdays 3 September - 1 October, 7.30pm - c.9.15pm

Where | Online, via zoom

Cost | £75

Tutor | Alex Rowe 

This course will offer an introductory survey of the Apostolic Fathers, a collection of ancient writings relatively unknown today, but which offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of early Christians in the first two centuries CE. Some texts were even close candidates for the New Testament scriptures. Each week, we will examine either one or two texts, paying attention to the thought and practice that was emerging amongst followers of Jesus at that time. The overall aim is to deepen our appreciation of the Apostolic Fathers’ place within Christian tradition.

About Alex Rowe

Alex Rowe is a PhD candidate at Durham University and is currently researching New Testament gospels. He completed an undergraduate degree, also at Durham, in Theology before going on to complete his MPhil at Oxford which focused on the literature and history of Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman world. Alex has previously been involved with Adult Learning at St Albans Cathedral after having taught a 5-week course exploring the Gospel of John and leading a lecture on the Dead Sea Scrolls. We are delighted to welcome him back for this course.