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The darkening age : the Christian destruction of the classical world

by Nixey, Catherine (Author)

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"A bold new history of the rise of Christianity, showing how its radical followers ravaged vast swathes of classical culture, plunging the world into an era of intellectual darkness. In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town's main street. In Al... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: A beginning
  • Introduction: An ending
  • The invisible army
  • The battleground of demons
  • Wisdom is foolishness
  • "On the small number of martyrs"
  • These deranged men
  • The most magnificent building in the world
  • To despise the temples
  • How to destroy a demon
  • The reckless ones
  • To drink from the cup of devils
  • To cleanse the error of demons
  • Carpe diem
  • They that forsake the way of God
  • To obliterate the tyranny of joy
  • "Merciful savagery"
  • "A time of tyranny and crisis."