Apr 12, 2017

FVCC Class Explores History of Early Christianity

Jim Aageson, an ordained minister, published author and theology professor, will teach a class at FVCC examining the history of early Christianity and how it established the context for the contemporary relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. “Windows on Early Christianity” is scheduled for April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Aageson is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and is a member of the ELCA Convocation of Teaching Theologians. He is formerly Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Concordia College in Minnesota. He holds degrees from Pacific Lutheran University, Luther Seminary, Union Seminary in Virginia and Oxford University. His academic interests focus on the history and thought of Early Judaism, Pauline studies and early post-New Testament Christianity. He is the author of numerous books, including“Windows on Early Christianity: Uncommon Stories, Striking Images, Critical Perspectives.” Aageson is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association, where he has also served as an associate editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

Cost to participate in “Windows on Early Christianity” is $49 per person or $44 for people ages 65 and older. For more information or to register for the class, visit or contact the Continuing Education Center at 756-3832 or