The Darkening Age

The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to 'one true faith'.

The Darkening Age

The Darkening Age

In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey tells the little-known - and deeply shocking - story of how a militant religion deliberately tried to extinguish the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in unquestioning adherence to the 'one true faith'.The Roman Empire had been generous in embracing and absorbing new creeds. But with the coming of Christianity, everything changed. This new faith, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and intolerant. And once it became the religion of empire, its zealous adherents set about the destruction of the old gods. Their altars were upturned, their temples demolished and their statues hacked to pieces. Books, including great works of philosophy and science, were consigned to the pyre. It was an annihilation.

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The Darkening Age
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: Catherine Nixey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-21 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

'A searingly passionate book' - Bettany Hughes In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey tells the little-known – and deeply shocking – story of how a militant religion deliberately tried to extinguish the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in unquestioning adherence to the 'one true faith'. The Roman Empire had
Heretic
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Catherine Nixey
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-31 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

From a celebrated classicist and author of The Darkening Age (“[a] ballista-bolt of a book”—New York Times Book Review), a group biography of the many, diverse Jesuses who thrived in early Christian traditions—and how they were killed off until just one “true” Christ survived. Contrary to the teachings of the
Heretic
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Catherine Nixey
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-05 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

From a celebrated classicist and author of The Darkening Age ("[a] ballista-bolt of a book"--New York Times Book Review), a group biography of the many, diverse Jesuses who thrived in early Christian traditions--and how they were killed off until just one, "true" Christ survived. Contrary to the teachings of the
Heretic
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Catherine Nixey
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-28 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

‘In the beginning was the Word,’ says the Gospel of St John, and this sentence – and the words of all four gospels – are central to the teachings of the Christian church. They have shaped Western art, literature and language, and the Western mind. But in the years after
God Is Dead, Long Live the Gods
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Gus diZerega
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-08 - Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Powerful New Perspectives on the Integration of Science and Spirit Examining the relationship between polytheism and quantum physics, biology, and ecology can open new vistas of sacred discovery. God Is Dead, Long Live the Gods develops a bold new vision for polytheism's evolving role in our society and in our

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