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Death, Tombs and Burials in the Early Christian World - ECH3701

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To facilitate knowledge about the archaeological and textual evidence regarding tombs, death and afterlife beliefs in the New Testament and early Christianity and to critically reflect on mourning and burial practices. Students will be able to compare, describe and evaluate these beliefs and practices in historical and cross-cultural instances as well as in contemporary communities where early Christian documents function as master narratives and identity creating symbol systems.