Myth of Persecution

Staver & Barber Say Democratic Platform Supporting Marriage Equality will Lead to Christian Persecution

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 11/27/2016 - 12:04

On today's episode of "Faith and Freedom," Mat Staver and Matt Barber discussed the news that the official Democratic Party platform would include a plank supporting marriage equality.  Needless to say, neither Staver nor Barber were impressed, as

The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 13:31

"In The Myth of Persecution, Candida Moss, a leading expert on early Christianity, reveals how the early church exaggerated, invented, and forged stories of Christian martyrs and how the dangerous legacy of a martyrdom complex is employed today to silence dissent and galvanize a new generation of culture warriors.

Candida Moss on Whether Christian Martyrs are a Myth

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 13:27

"I recently got my hands on a copy of Dr. Candida Moss's latest book, "The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom." As a person of faith and an academic, I was fascinated and challenged by some of her findings about how ancient Christian martyr stories continue to affect how many Christians understand their faith today, and I wanted to know more. What follows is an in-depth series of questions that I asked to Dr. Moss, who's a New Testament scholar at Notre Dame University:

So Dr. Moss, what led you to write this book?

Were Early Christians Really Persecuted? Historian Reveals the Surprising Truth

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 13:23

"A new book says under the Roman empire, "Christians were never the victims of sustained, targeted persecution."
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