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Ancient and Emerging Practices of the Early Christian Tradition

Saturday, 5:00pm | Portal

A presentation based on a book I’m writing and a class I’ve taught, both titled “”Ancient and Emerging Practices,”” that looks at practices of the early Christian tradition (baptism, meals, funerals, pilgrimage, etc), and asks how those practices are being reclaimed or could be reclaimed by contemporary communities of faith, including emerging Christianity. This would include both talking time and a display of student project posters from the most recent time I taught this course at the Iliff School of Theology.

Eric Smith 

Eric C. Smith teaches New Testament and the History of Christianity at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. He is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has 15 years of experience in congregational ministry. He researches and writes about the spaces, art, texts, and material lives of early Christian communities.

He is active in the Society of Biblical Literature, an organizer of a conference at the intersection of technology and religious and biblical studies, and in the past has been a weekly blogger for Patheos. His second book, *Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the ‘Parting of the Ways,’* is due out late this year from Routledge.

Session ID [130]
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