Finished Catherine Nixey's excellent "The Darkening Age", about Christianity's violent role during the slow decline of the Roman Empire.
The Christianity of late antiquity was obsessed with demons and with sexual purity, no less fanatical than ISIS or the Taliban. Zealots burned books, smashed statues and temples, murdered non-Christians. Their targets were, in some cases, the exact same statues ISIS would obliterate so many centuries later.
@eloquence guess I found my next reading :)
@eloquence very interesting
@eloquence same god, different prophet
@eloquence That sounds like an incredibly interesting book. Thank you for the excellent review!
@eloquence man, this book is making me equal parts in despair and angry. Might need to play a violent video game to burn off the steam...
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