Saturday, 11 June 2011
Persecution - History Books Review Colin Sanders
This episode of the podcast continues looking at the rise of the Church as portrayed by Gibbon in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The Church was well organised and became steadily more numerous, until it got to the stage of threatening the authority of the emperor himself. The persecutions started quite late and were not quite what most people think they were like. Worth a listen if only to hear the story of St Cyprian.