A Christian People

From the June/July 2006 Print Edition

A People’s History of Christianity: Volumes 1 and 2 edited by Denis Janz, Richard A. Horsley, and Virginia Burrus. Fortress. 318 and 322 pp. $35 each. It all began with Eusebius, the garrulous bishop of Caesarea who invented ecclesiastical history around A.D. 325 with a work that was, in . . . . Continue Reading »

Popes for All Seasons

From the October 1998 Print Edition

God’s Representatives: The Eight Twentieth-century Popes. By James Bentley. Constable. 200 pages, £16.95 . Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes. By Eamon Duffy. The Papacy. By Paul Johnson. Edited by Michael Walsh. Wiedenfeld and Nicholson. 224 pages, £25 . Gregory the Great . . . . Continue Reading »

Empire to Commonwealth

From the March 1995 Print Edition

Empire to Commonwealth: Consequenses of Monotheism in Late Antiquity By Garth Fowden Princeton University Press, 206 pages, $17.95 This smart, elegant book is about many things. Here is one of them: When Constantine became a Christian he created a golden opportunity to unite a wholeheartedly . . . . Continue Reading »