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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 »

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 »