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    SUMMARY Æ MAKANAT.CO ´ Candida R. Moss (PDF/EPUB) [The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom] Ø Candida R. Moss Candida R. Moss ´ 1 DOWNLOAD First off I'm disappointed that Goodreads got this title and its subtitle flat out wrong It's printed correctly on the cover they show; but in case you can't see that the actual title of this book is The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented A Story Of Martyrdom And that's important because Candida Moss is making a st

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    SUMMARY Æ MAKANAT.CO ´ Candida R. Moss (PDF/EPUB) [The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom] Ø Candida R. Moss As a trained Historian I find it hard to understand how Ms Moses' thesis and her alleged 'evidence' have eluded the investigation of Historians and other scholars secular as well as Christian for nearly 1600 yearsI find in this book revisionist history at its most obfuscationist It's a perversion of clearly docum

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    Candida R. Moss ´ 1 DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Æ MAKANAT.CO ´ Candida R. Moss READ The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom I did not want to like this bookThe story of Christian martyrdom in the early church is widely accepted and oft lifted up today The common belief is that Christianity existed as an illegal religion for centuries with Christians constantly dodging Roman hunters and fearfully meeting in secret Those who were found to be Chr

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    SUMMARY Æ MAKANAT.CO ´ Candida R. Moss (PDF/EPUB) [The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom] Ø Candida R. Moss Candida R. Moss ´ 1 DOWNLOAD This is a fine demonstration of the way history is constructed around a mixture of facts and inventions in order

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom] Ø Candida R. Moss SUMMARY Æ MAKANAT.CO ´ Candida R. Moss Disclaimer I only perused it The book is long and tedious it needs an editor of course I believe that true for at least half the books I read Yes there are exaggerations of persecution and some Christians really do believe the persecution was continuous and non stop but exaggeration the other way does not help Two wrongs will not fix the problem When I got to the part on page 139 concerning Tacitus A Roman pagan who knew of persec

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom] Ø Candida R. Moss SUMMARY Æ MAKANAT.CO ´ Candida R. Moss READ The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom Excellent well documented argument Beautifully clear concise writing that's even appropriate for undergrads Exceptionally useful for demonstrating use of and evaluating of evidence to studentsNB myth in Moss' title means MUCH MORE than oh that's just a myth She considers the critical role stories about martyrs he

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    SUMMARY Æ MAKANAT.CO ´ Candida R. Moss (PDF/EPUB) [The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom] Ø Candida R. Moss Candida R. Moss ´ 1 DOWNLOAD I came across this book as I was weeding the religion section at the library and thought it sounded interesting Lo and behold I actually read itWhile I'm not surprised by the evidence that the stories of martyrs are inaccurate embellished or at their worst fabricated I found the book most instructive in how it explains the narrative that Christianity in America today is under attack

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    READ The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom (PDF/EPUB) [The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom] Ø Candida R. Moss Putting aside the fact that Candida Moss is a total babe this book of revisionist history is uite entertaining and well impassioned I don't k

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    READ The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom SUMMARY Æ MAKANAT.CO ´ Candida R. Moss Candida R. Moss ´ 1 DOWNLOAD Christians have long cherished stories of martyrs and their persecution particularly from the first three centuries CE before Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire Stories of the early church rising above sustained violent suppression by authories through the heroism of members willing to die for their faith is consi

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    READ The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom (PDF/EPUB) [The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom] Ø Candida R. Moss Candida R. Moss ´ 1 DOWNLOAD I am by no means any manner of religiousBiblical expert I do have a fascination for the study of religions and their histories I was baptized Catholic and for my first 6 years of school I had a Catholic education My commentary on this book mig

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DOWNLOAD ´ The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom S were thrown to the lions tortured or burned alive because they refused to renounce Christ These saints Christianity's inspirational heroes are still venerated todayMoss however exposes that the Age of Martyrs is a fiction there was no sustained 300 year long effort by the Romans to persecute Christians Instead these stories were pious exaggerations; highly stylized rewritings of Jewish Greek and Roman noble death traditions; and even forgeries designed to marginalize heretics inspire the faithful and fund churchesThe traditional story of persecution is still taught in Sunday sch. This is a fine demonstration of the way history is constructed around a mixture of facts and inventions in order to tell a story in this case the story of the persecution of early Christians which the author sets alongside modern day examples in American politics to demonstrate its continuing significance and practical impact Christianity is conceived as an army in constant battle against terrible forces both worldly and demonic threatening its destruction with which no negotiation or compromise is to be tolerated This myth serves a crucial ideological function which is to identify those authorities beliefs and traditions that represent orthodoxy and those which represent heresy or the works of Satan Around 196 the Christian lawyer Tertullian complained that the Roman hatred for the Christians was so great that they would use any excuse to persecute them He wrote If the Tiber rises to the walls if the Nile fails to rise and flood the fields if the sky witholds its rain if there is earthuake or famine or plague straightway the cry rises The Christians to the lions p128 On April 14 2012 Daniel R Jenky the bishop of Peoria Illinois challenged his audience to practice heroic Catholicism Heroic Catholicism in this case meant standing and voting against the Obama administration Barack Obama with his radical pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda now seems intent on following a similar path as other governments throughout history who have tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches Jenky singled out the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as antecedents to Obama s health care reformsFor 2000 years the enemies of Christ have certainly tried their best But think about it The Church survived and even flourished during centuries of terrible persecution p10 the use of this language of persecution is discursive napalm It obliterates any sense of scale or moderation This stymieing dialogue ending language is disastrous for public discourse disastrous for politics and results in a deeply poisoned well for everyone When all areas of modern society and politics are recast as a battle between God and Satan good and evil us and them then people are compelled to fight Evil must be identified resisted and uprooted Resisting this evil might mean resorting to physical violence or outright war but if Christians are being attacked and persecuted then what else can they do Just as in the early Church today s innocent victimized Christians should stand their ground rather than seek compromise or resolution It s what the martyrs would have done It s what Jesus would have done Persecution has always been a part of being Christian and it always demands the same response p13 The language of martyrdom and persecution is often the language of war It forces a rupture between us and them and perpetuates and legitimizes an aggressive posture towards the other and our enemies so that we can defend the faith Without this posture and the polarized view of the world upon which it relies we might without compromising our religious or political convictions be able to reach common ground and engage in productive government and we might focus on real examples of actual suffering and actual oppression p14The book reviews historical evidence that Christian martyrdom is no different to Greek Roman and Jewish conceptions of heroic deaths and Christians were not different to others in their willingness to die terribly for their beliefs and values It shows another similarity which is the extent to which their martyrs were mythical and rarely historical For the most part it defers to other sources for detailed evidence that the martyrdoms never could have taken place in the manner described by Christian writers concentrating on a few cases which are considered the most well established and reliable and showing that even these cannot be accepted as historically accurate The book also reviews evidence that Christians were not in fact persecuted under the Roman Empire outside a period of at most a dozen years and indeed demonstrably occupied positions of prominence and high status Christians did fall foul of occasional efforts to promote the political interests of specific emperors not because they were directly identifed to be victims but because indirectly they felt inclined to resist the necessary displays of loyalty which were religious in their nature Local rulers within the empire also were capable of occasional acts of brutality and discrimination against specific local Christians Christians were however often intensely disliked because of their truculent behaviour and their antagonism to prevailing religious values Sometimes they are also shown to be actively seeking martyrdom and provoking retaliation to the point of being suicidal Between different groups of Christians there were also many examples of serious aggression and mutual violence The often repeated suggestion that early Christians were typically mild passive apolitical and kindly people is not well supported by this evidence In the absence of sound historical evidence to support claims that the early Christians suffered sustained and extreme persecution the alternative explanation emerges that it was useful to the Church to perpetrate the myth and indeed one writer Eusebius turns out to be the primary source of information for a great many of the fictional martyrs in uestion His history of the early Christians is carefully structured so that its elements reinforce each other Martyrs are not simply victims but also provide statements that support orthodox teaching and expose heresy The narrative of persecution serves a purpose in his overall thesis of the development of a single orthodox Christian Church rooted in the work of the original disciples of Jesus This book does not attack Christianity and the author identifies herself as a practising Christian This does not prevent her including the death of Jesus as an example of a mythical story with elements borrowed from pagan and Jewish traditions She explores for example a number of significant discrepancies between the gospels of Mark and of Luke in their account of the passion She notes that Luke would have had Mark s Gospel before him when writing his own version and made alterations for specific reasons to suit his purposes She recognises that it is uite reasonable for writers to set out their accounts of real historical people and events in mythical terms in the manner of all good story tellers In itself that does not discredit the stories they tell However the historical record is simply too much at odds with the stories told by Christians about their early history and the discrepancies are of than incidental importance It is important to acknowledge that the story of persecution and large scale martyrdom is actually mythical that early Christianity did not in fact develop in the way proposed and that the myths have come to play a disfunctional poisonous role in the way Christianity is presented to us in the modern world The author is not attacking Christianity but pleading for a different type of Christianity She developed a useful analogy as she proceeds She spends some time exploring the reasoning behind the way Roman authorities dealt with Christians and shows that from a Roman point of view they were generally handled fairly and with justice as that was understood in that period of time Indeed for the most part the Roman authorities as prudent administrators took pride in finding workable arrangements to avoid the need for violence or disorder She proceeds to suggest that there are modern day issues in which comparable negotiation and compromise could be achieved She gives the example of abortion pointing out that religiously motivated drives to make abortion difficult or even illegal typically result in an increase rather than a reduction in the number of abortions actually taking place A religious compromise with secular authorities might well permit significant reductions in the total numbers while accepting a need to allow some abortions in the context of a fully resourced womens health service This would entail recognising that advocates for abortion are not pathological child killers possessed by Satan The flaw in that attractive vision of a compassionate tolerant form of Christianity is pretty well everything the book has demonstrated about the role of the myth of persecution and martyrdom for Christianity It simply is not the case that Christianity is inherently charitable or compassionate It never was Yet in its one reference to Nietzsche the book sadly falls into the lazy trap of saying he was simply being antiSemitic instead of picking up seriously Nietzsche s insight that the Christian notion of hell is no better than an unhealthy revenge fantasy and that only those who suffer are good only the poor the powerless the lowly are good the suffering the deprived the sick the ugly are the only pious people p206 If this book shows anything it is that Christians have from the outset been aggressive opinionated and intolerant This book will hit the brick wall of religious intolerance and evasion Its evidence and arguments will be discounted with every device of logic chopping confusion and distraction Even so for those who have escaped the magic net of religious faith it does provide a powerful analysis of the nature of the tools used to weave that magic net Appeals to a period of primitive Christianity when true believers were close to Jesus and endured persecution with grace and courage are mythical and even if they were true at least in part they are not a logical justification for modern intolerance bigotry and aggression It is about time the myth was exposed to be untrue and harmful If it transpires that NotAllChristians share the same faults and that it is possible to take Christianity in new and tolerant directions then that will be a fine thing This is after all the aspiration of the author who never does accuse all Christians of anything Still it seems a major challenge and I wonder when it might even begin The Killer Across the Table great that they would use any excuse to persecute them He wrote If the Tiber rises to the walls if the Nile fails to rise and flood the fields if the sky witholds its rain if there is earthuake or famine or plague straightway the cry rises The Christians to the lions p128 On April 14 2012 Daniel R Jenky the bishop of Peoria Illinois challenged his audience to practice heroic Catholicism Heroic Catholicism in this case meant standing and voting against the Obama administration Barack Obama with his radical pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda now seems intent on following a similar path as other La revolución del metabolismo governments throughout history who have tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches Jenky singled out the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as antecedents to Obama s health care reformsFor 2000 years the enemies of Christ have certainly tried their best But think about it The Church survived and even flourished during centuries of terrible persecution p10 the use of this language of persecution is discursive napalm It obliterates any sense of scale or moderation This stymieing dialogue ending language is disastrous for public discourse disastrous for politics and results in a deeply poisoned well for everyone When all areas of modern society and politics are recast as a battle between God and Satan El principe caspian y la fe de cs lewis good and evil us and them then people are compelled to fight Evil must be identified resisted and uprooted Resisting this evil might mean resorting to physical violence or outright war but if Christians are being attacked and persecuted then what else can they do Just as in the early Church today s innocent victimized Christians should stand their A Rancher to Remember ground rather than seek compromise or resolution It s what the martyrs would have done It s what Jesus would have done Persecution has always been a part of being Christian and it always demands the same response p13 The language of martyrdom and persecution is often the language of war It forces a rupture between us and them and perpetuates and legitimizes an aggressive posture towards the other and our enemies so that we can defend the faith Without this posture and the polarized view of the world upon which it relies we might without compromising our religious or political convictions be able to reach common Magic at Midnight Cinders Sparks #1 ground and engage in productive Delta Force Die Hard Red White and Built Pumped Up #3 government and we might focus on real examples of actual suffering and actual oppression p14The book reviews historical evidence that Christian martyrdom is no different to Greek Roman and Jewish conceptions of heroic deaths and Christians were not different to others in their willingness to die terribly for their beliefs and values It shows another similarity which is the extent to which their martyrs were mythical and rarely historical For the most part it defers to other sources for detailed evidence that the martyrdoms never could have taken place in the manner described by Christian writers concentrating on a few cases which are considered the most well established and reliable and showing that even these cannot be accepted as historically accurate The book also reviews evidence that Christians were not in fact persecuted under the Roman Empire outside a period of at most a dozen years and indeed demonstrably occupied positions of prominence and high status Christians did fall foul of occasional efforts to promote the political interests of specific emperors not because they were directly identifed to be victims but because indirectly they felt inclined to resist the necessary displays of loyalty which were religious in their nature Local rulers within the empire also were capable of occasional acts of brutality and discrimination against specific local Christians Christians were however often intensely disliked because of their truculent behaviour and their antagonism to prevailing religious values Sometimes they are also shown to be actively seeking martyrdom and provoking retaliation to the point of being suicidal Between different Jason and the Argonauts groups of Christians there were also many examples of serious aggression and mutual violence The often repeated suggestion that early Christians were typically mild passive apolitical and kindly people is not well supported by this evidence In the absence of sound historical evidence to support claims that the early Christians suffered sustained and extreme persecution the alternative explanation emerges that it was useful to the Church to perpetrate the myth and indeed one writer Eusebius turns out to be the primary source of information for a Desnudo (Spanish Edition) great many of the fictional martyrs in uestion His history of the early Christians is carefully structured so that its elements reinforce each other Martyrs are not simply victims but also provide statements that support orthodox teaching and expose heresy The narrative of persecution serves a purpose in his overall thesis of the development of a single orthodox Christian Church rooted in the work of the original disciples of Jesus This book does not attack Christianity and the author identifies herself as a practising Christian This does not prevent her including the death of Jesus as an example of a mythical story with elements borrowed from pagan and Jewish traditions She explores for example a number of significant discrepancies between the Untitled Happy Birthday gospels of Mark and of Luke in their account of the passion She notes that Luke would have had Mark s Gospel before him when writing his own version and made alterations for specific reasons to suit his purposes She recognises that it is uite reasonable for writers to set out their accounts of real historical people and events in mythical terms in the manner of all Blue Fire good story tellers In itself that does not discredit the stories they tell However the historical record is simply too much at odds with the stories told by Christians about their early history and the discrepancies are of than incidental importance It is important to acknowledge that the story of persecution and large scale martyrdom is actually mythical that early Christianity did not in fact develop in the way proposed and that the myths have come to play a disfunctional poisonous role in the way Christianity is presented to us in the modern world The author is not attacking Christianity but pleading for a different type of Christianity She developed a useful analogy as she proceeds She spends some time exploring the reasoning behind the way Roman authorities dealt with Christians and shows that from a Roman point of view they were The Italians Commanding Proposal generally handled fairly and with justice as that was understood in that period of time Indeed for the most part the Roman authorities as prudent administrators took pride in finding workable arrangements to avoid the need for violence or disorder She proceeds to suggest that there are modern day issues in which comparable negotiation and compromise could be achieved She Effective Sales Enablement gives the example of abortion pointing out that religiously motivated drives to make abortion difficult or even illegal typically result in an increase rather than a reduction in the number of abortions actually taking place A religious compromise with secular authorities might well permit significant reductions in the total numbers while accepting a need to allow some abortions in the context of a fully resourced womens health service This would entail recognising that advocates for abortion are not pathological child killers possessed by Satan The flaw in that attractive vision of a compassionate tolerant form of Christianity is pretty well everything the book has demonstrated about the role of the myth of persecution and martyrdom for Christianity It simply is not the case that Christianity is inherently charitable or compassionate It never was Yet in its one reference to Nietzsche the book sadly falls into the lazy trap of saying he was simply being antiSemitic instead of picking up seriously Nietzsche s insight that the Christian notion of hell is no better than an unhealthy revenge fantasy and that only those who suffer are Analog Integrated Circuit Design by Simulation good only the poor the powerless the lowly are Girl Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be good the suffering the deprived the sick the ugly are the only pious people p206 If this book shows anything it is that Christians have from the outset been aggressive opinionated and intolerant This book will hit the brick wall of religious intolerance and evasion Its evidence and arguments will be discounted with every device of logic chopping confusion and distraction Even so for those who have escaped the magic net of religious faith it does provide a powerful analysis of the nature of the tools used to weave that magic net Appeals to a period of primitive Christianity when true believers were close to Jesus and endured persecution with Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass grace and courage are mythical and even if they were true at least in part they are not a logical justification for modern intolerance bigotry and aggression It is about time the myth was exposed to be untrue and harmful If it transpires that NotAllChristians share the same faults and that it is possible to take Christianity in new and tolerant directions then that will be a fine thing This is after all the aspiration of the author who never does accuse all Christians of anything Still it seems a major challenge and I wonder when it might even begin

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DOWNLOAD ´ The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom Ool classes celebrated in sermons and employed by church leaders politicians and media pundits who insist that Christians were and always will be persecuted by a hostile secular world While violence against Christians does occur in select parts of the world today the rhetoric of persecution is both misleading and rooted in an inaccurate history of the early church Moss urges modern Christians to abandon the conspiratorial assumption that the world is out to get Christians and rather embrace the consolation moral instruction and spiritual guidance that these martyrdom stories provi. Putting aside the fact that Candida Moss is a total babe this book of revisionist history is uite entertaining and well impassioned I don t know that I believe in everything Moss espouses particularly as she is so passionate about her topic but she presents for the most part a compelling argument It was less compelling when she said Christians weren t persecuted because it s not persecution when it s prosecution and okay if it s persecution it wasn t that long anyway That s not a compelling argument for non persecution I must have apparently missed all this talk on Christians being persecuted because the last I heard the Christians of Western civilization have been persecuting others or ahem converting lesser beings for uite a long time now But I recently ran across a BBC segment entitled Are Christians Being Persecuted and although I didn t finish listening to it the title would suggest that they are Also regarding her interesting definition of persecution v prosecution I do think her definition tended to downplay persecution as persecution when it s a byproduct of political goals I don t necessarily think it s not to be considered persecution on those grounds but it may shed a different light perhapsIn general I find revisionist histories amusing and interesting especially when the authors can make a pretty coherent argument to support their thesis I much prefer it to dry recitals of facts therefore I did like this bookThis book was also written in a very collouial tone which made it easier to read in some parts but was also jarring in others In particular the line referring to the writings of some apostle Luke I think it was He does this all the time That line was so jarring that I kept thinking about how informal it was all throughout that chapter and the nextAside from that the book is good reading just for a beginner s intro to writings of the period and history all the writings of the Apocrypha that had apparently passed me by before and now I am slightly acuainted with Good stuff Very colorful She did a good job presenting these documents without having the audience go to read itAnd though I may have thought her impassioned tone tended to take away from the credibility of her thesis the last chapter did explain her bias against people not sympathizing with victims say the 9 yo who got pregnant with twins as a result of rape by her stepfather was excommunicated with her doctor for the abortion which saved her life But not the twins Obviously Apparently there are some people who believed had the 9 yo died from giving birth she would have instantly hit the jackpot by becoming a martyr Instant crown in heaven and skipping of judgment on high and vengeful sainthood with right to laugh at others I did uite enjoy Moss s colorful depictions Cross Laminated Timber Design get Christians and rather embrace the consolation moral instruction and spiritual Her Guilty Secret guidance that these martyrdom stories provi. Putting aside the fact that Candida Moss is a total babe this book of revisionist history is uite entertaining and well impassioned I don t know that I believe in everything Moss espouses particularly as she is so passionate about her topic but she presents for the most part a compelling argument It was less compelling when she said Christians weren t persecuted because it s not persecution when it s prosecution and okay if it s persecution it wasn t that long anyway That s not a compelling argument for non persecution I must have apparently missed all this talk on Christians being persecuted because the last I heard the Christians of Western civilization have been persecuting others or ahem converting lesser beings for uite a long time now But I recently ran across a BBC segment entitled Are Christians Being Persecuted and although I didn t finish listening to it the title would suggest that they are Also regarding her interesting definition of persecution v prosecution I do think her definition tended to downplay persecution as persecution when it s a byproduct of political High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments goals I don t necessarily think it s not to be considered persecution on those Monophobia 1 grounds but it may shed a different light perhapsIn The Passionate Lover general I find revisionist histories amusing and interesting especially when the authors can make a pretty coherent argument to support their thesis I much prefer it to dry recitals of facts therefore I did like this bookThis book was also written in a very collouial tone which made it easier to read in some parts but was also jarring in others In particular the line referring to the writings of some apostle Luke I think it was He does this all the time That line was so jarring that I kept thinking about how informal it was all throughout that chapter and the nextAside from that the book is Nouns Verbs good reading just for a beginner s intro to writings of the period and history all the writings of the Apocrypha that had apparently passed me by before and now I am slightly acuainted with Good stuff Very colorful She did a Thicker Than Water The Grayson Trilogy #3 good job presenting these documents without having the audience Colton Cowboy Standoff Coltons of Roaring Springs #1 go to read itAnd though I may have thought her impassioned tone tended to take away from the credibility of her thesis the last chapter did explain her bias against people not sympathizing with victims say the 9 yo who Someday Jennifer got pregnant with twins as a result of rape by her stepfather was excommunicated with her doctor for the abortion which saved her life But not the twins Obviously Apparently there are some people who believed had the 9 yo died from November Road: A Novel giving birth she would have instantly hit the jackpot by becoming a martyr Instant crown in heaven and skipping of judgment on high and vengeful sainthood with right to laugh at others I did uite enjoy Moss s colorful depictions

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DOWNLOAD ´ The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom 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 warriorsAccording 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 intent on their destruction As the story goes vast numbers of believer. First off I m disappointed that Goodreads got this title and its subtitle flat out wrong It s printed correctly on the cover they show but in case you can t see that the actual title of this book is The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented A Story Of Martyrdom And that s important because Candida Moss is making a strong case against popularly accepted ideas of Christian persecution past and present UPDATE GR corrected the title after I first posted this review Thank you watchful GR librariansMoss is Catholic and professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame She starts off with some anecdotes about contemporary American Christians who claim to be persecuted Rush Limbaugh s brother David for instance who published a book titled Persecution How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity She goes on to ask a few simple uestions If there had never been an Age of Martyrs would Christians automatically see themselves as engaged in a war with their critics Would Christians still see themselves as persecuted or would they try to understand their opponents Would the response to violence be to fight back or to address the causes of misunderstanding Would we be compassionate Would we be less self righteous The history of Christianity is steeped in the blood of the martyrs and set as a battle between good and evil How would we think about ourselves if that history were not trueShe goes on to present solid detailed evidence for the case that claims of constant anti Christian persecution are exaggerated at best To be blunt not only is the body count significantly lower than the ancient stories would lead us to believe but the definition of persecution has to be examined Just because Christians were prosecuted or executed even unjustly does not necessarily mean that they were persecuted Persecution implies that a certain group is being unfairly targeted for attack and condemnation usually because of blind hatred We have to know then why Christians were being arrested and executed and whether the reasons were a part of general legal practice or whether the Christians were being singled out As we look at episodes of persecution we need to constantly ask ourselves Is this religious persecution or is this ancient justiceMoss prose is smooth and her writing voice uite natural she is at once scholarly engaging and a good read even for non academics She has occasional spikes of humor When discussing ancient rumors about those scary baby eating incest committing Christians she points out that if you want to discredit a group you have to be willing to go all the way For slander to be effective it has to have some teeth there s no point in accusing someone of going over the speed limitI guess I could have kept this review shorter and effective by simply pointing out that Sister Simone Campbell one of those fantastic Nuns On The Bus gave it a glowing back cover review If she liked it you should read it I don t believe in God I do believe in nuns Harleuin Medical Romance March 2019 Box Set 1 of 2 galvanize a new The Widow Next Door: The most chilling of new crime thriller books that you will read in 2018 generation of culture warriorsAccording 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 intent on their destruction As the story Perkins Mid Grade Novel #5 goes vast numbers of believer. 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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Myth of Persecution How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom
  • Candida R. Moss
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 9780062104526