The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom

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In The Myth of Persecution, Candida Moss, a leading expert on early Christianity, reveals how the early church exaggerated, invented, and forged stories of Christian martyrs and how the dangerous legacy of a martyrdom complex is employed today to silence dissent and galvanize a new generation of culture warriors. According to cherished church tradition and popular belief, before the Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal in the fourth century, early Christians were systematically persecuted by a brutal Roman Empire ...

The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom 2014, HarperOne

ISBN-13: 9780062104557

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The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom 2013, HarperOne, New York

ISBN-13: 9780062104526

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