CENTER for the STUDY of EARLY CHRISTIANITY
The Center for the Study of Early Christianity is an interdisciplinary research center of the Catholic University of America reporting directly to the Provost. It administers its own graduate program and awards Mellon-Helis Fellowships in Early Christian Studies. It also sponsors a broad range of related scholarly activities, including lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, publications, and networks of affiliation. The Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professorship of Early Christian Studies is integral to the functioning of the Center, and the Distinguished Professor who occupies this endowed chair fulfills its expectations – through teaching, research, and publication – within the framework of the Center.
- To foster an interdisciplinary approach to the study of early Christianity across the whole University.
- To provide the setting and the resources, and to create regular and special events, that will help all faculty and graduate students in the field to share their interests and enthusiasms, build on what they have achieved, and develop new ideas and projects.
- We believe that the development of early Christianity has to be studied in its social, political, and cultural context.
- We emphasize the importance of the ancient languages of the early Christian era - Greek especially, but also Latin, Syriac, and Coptic (along with several other languages of the Christian Orient).
- We aim to develop within each student the skills proper to a range of disciplines and methodologies.
For a brief history of the Center, click here.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPRING 2016 EVENTS
Dr. Christian Hornung, Heisenberg Fellow (German Research Foundation), University of Siegen
"Monachus et sacerdos: reconsidering the asceticism of the clergy in late antique christianity"
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:15 PM
Open to the public
207 McMahon Hall
EARLY CHRISTIAN SEMINARS
SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN EARLY MONASTICISM AND ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Saint Ephrem the Syrian on Marriage and Celibacy: A textual study on Ephrem's Second Verse Homily on Reproof
Seminars are restricted to invited guests and members of the ECS/CUA community. Please direct inquiries to email@example.com.
Academic Specialist 205 McMahon Hall 202.319.5216 firstname.lastname@example.org