Religion, Philosophy & Science

Samuel Barnett
Wednesdays, November 3 – December 8|10:30 a.m. - noon ET
Nathaniel Morehouse
Fridays, November 12 - December 10 (No Class Nov 26)|10-11:30 a.m. ET

This class will examine the roots of Christmas in the first four centuries. We will look at the role of holidays in ancient religions, Roman midwinter festivals, calendrical variations, as well competing theories on why December 25th is observed by most Christians as the date of the birth of Jesus.