Reflections for

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Apr 24, 2016

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35

Books

The Myth of Persecution, by Candida Moss

Spring books

Candida Moss unravels a common misperception: that Christianity faced murderous government-sanctioned persecution for its first three centuries, a period in which “the blood of the martyrs” supplied seed for the growing church. Grounded in ten years of research on martyr traditions, Moss’s basic position will surprise few historians.

 

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