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The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom (Hardcover)
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A fresh new female voice in the world of academic religion! Moss, a leading scholar on Christian history, reveals how the early church exaggerated, invented, and forged stories of Christian martyrs and how the legacy of martyrdom continues to inspire the religious right and today's conservative cultural warriors.
Praise for The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom…
“This is the best sort of history: delightfully accessible yet based on prodigious scholarship, deeply serious, yet entertaining and enlightening. Above all, it shows the reader the importance of sweeping away myth, in order that we do not behave badly in the present, using the past as our excuse.”