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Presentation Puts Spotlight On Early Christianity

April 14, 2006 - Collin County Community College District's (Collin) Study Grant presentations will delve into early Christianity Friday, April 28.

History professor Joan Jenkins will present "Chaotic Christianity: Readings in the History of Early Christianity" at 1 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus, room K236. The campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

"My presentation will consider the diverse and competing Christianities in the first and second centuries and how an orthodox Christian church emerged from the mix," Jenkins said. "This survey will include an overview of the debates over doctrine and lifestyle, the development of a scriptural canon, and the relationship of the organized church with the imperial administration of the Roman Empire."

The final installment of the Study Grant series will be at 1 p.m., Friday, May 5 with history professor Kyle Wilkison's "Plain Folk: Politics and Culture in the New South".

The Study Grant program supports independent study of significant issues within the faculty member's discipline or collateral fields, according to Collin history professor David Cullen. In total, the college has awarded 44 Study Grants.

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