March 25 – May 20, 2019
This course explores the beginning and spread of Christianity through the works of Jesus’ apostles. We will study the purpose of the Acts of the Apostles, the founding personalities in early Christianity, their sermons, the missionary dynamism of the time, the social and theological themes addressed, and their relevance for the life and mission of the Church today.
Instructor: Dr. Peter Ajer
Peter Claver Ajer holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from Graduate Theological Union, with an allied field in Political Science (Peace and Conflict Studies). Dr. Ajer has taught as guest lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at University of California, Berkeley, and in New Testament at Holy Names University. He has been visiting lecturer at University of the Pacific, adjunct faculty at Saint Mary’s College of California and is currently part of the adjunct faculty in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at University of San Francisco. He is the author of The Death of Jesus and the Politics of Place in the Gospel of John, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016.