Reflections for

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Apr 17, 2016

Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30

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.

Books

Apocalyptic visions

Elaine Pagels's book repeats a winning formula: contrast the canon's controversial parts with more appealing Gnostic selections.

 

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