Dive into the writings of the early church, tracing the development of the Christian movement from the Book of Acts through the fourth-century conversion of the Roman Emperor. As you read and discuss primary sources, you’ll learn how the teachings of Scripture were understood and lived out among the earliest generations of Christians. Examine the ways in which early Christianity corresponded and contrasted with the cultures, values, and religions of the ancient world. Witness the early church’s efforts to embody, uphold, and spread the gospel amidst persecutions and internal challenges to the faith. Finally, consider how these writings can help us better understand our own mission as heirs to the faith of these earliest believers.