Early Christianity Background
From some of people's journal and class discussions, it seemed that it might be helpful to give you some background on early Christian history. We'll also cover some of this in class. I located a couple of good resources on the Web for you. This is optional reading, but if you do read around in these sites, please capture a bit of your response in your reading response journal.
The first site is the Web companion to a wonderful PBS series called "From Jesus to Christ." There's lots here to explore for those interested.
The second site is put up by an organization called Religious Tolerance, and seems, from my background and training, to be helpful and objective.