The Myth of Christian Persecution

*Journal entry copied from a dear friend of mine: 8manderz8

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 3, 2013, 4:11 AM

This month, a new book about Christian history will be released. “The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom” by Candida Moss.

Candida Moss is a New Testament scholar at the University of Notre Dame. She posits that the persecution narrative that many Christians cling to was largely fabricated.

Quote: “[Moss] challenges some of the most hallowed legends of the religion when she questions what she calls “the Sunday school narrative of a church of martyrs, of Christians huddled in catacombs out of fear, meeting in secret to avoid arrest and mercilessly thrown to lions merely for their religious beliefs.” None of that, she maintains, is true.”

Info from The Wild Hunt

Someone should totally read this book and let us know how it is – hopefully sometime I can get my hands on a copy.


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