HDS 2160

Advanced Greek: Writing History

Annewies van den Hoek


This course will examine perceptions of history and practices of writing history in early Christian times. The focus will be on Eusebius of Caesarea, who in his Ecclesiastical History described the development of the church from the apostolic age to his own time. This enormous work of compilation, synthesis, and reconstruction became a model for many later ecclesiastical histories. In his work On the Martyrs of Palestine Eusebius reported on the persecutions between 303 and 310, of which he was an eyewitness. His panegyric Life of Constantine contains many authentic documents, such as a speech of the emperor. The course strengthens Greek reading ability, while surveying questions of historiography. Prerequisite: 4221 or the equivalent. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Mon Fri 10am-11am
Divinity Hall Room 106

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course