Week 30: Post-New Testament Christianity and the Great Apostasy
30 May 2019
Notes and lesson materials will be posted after the class has been held.
Lesson 30 notes
Lesson 30 handout: Chronology from Christ to Constantine
Lesson 30 slideshow (on‑screen version)
Lesson 30 slideshow (printable version)
Additional Reading and Links
- Walter Bauer, “Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity.” Dr. Bauer’s 1934 book revolutionized the study of early Christianity. Everything written on it since then has been a reaction to his thesis, which was that what came to be known as “orthodoxy” was just one of numerous forms of Christianity in the early centuries.
- Stephen E. Robinson, “Nephi’s ‘Great and Abominable Church’,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7, no. 1 (1998): 32–39. Robinson, a religion professor at BYU, evaluates the Book of Mormon’s statements on the “great and abominable church” and identifies what organization Nephi₁ was referring to.