The Myth of Persecution

The Myth of Persecution

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According to cherished church tradition and popular belief, early Christians were systematically persecuted by a brutal Roman Empire. In The Myth of Persecution, Candida Moss reveals that the "Age of Martyrs" is a fiction--there was no sustained three-hundred-year-long effort by the Romans to persecute Christians. While there were some martyrs, most of these stories were pious exaggerations and even forgeries designed to marginalize heretics, inspire the faithful, and fund churches. Moss encourages modern Christians to get the history of persecution right and embrace the consolation, moral instruction, and spiritual guidance that these martyrdom stories provide.


ISBN: 9780062104557

Published Date: May 13, 2014

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 310

Size: 7.99" l x 5.28" w x 0.86" h