"In "Christian Jihad", Colonel V. Doner presents an authoritative and extraordinary dissection of the Neo-Fundamentalist mind, focusing primarily on its manifestation within Christianity. Doner provides an inside look at what drives the culture war with all its fear and paranoia, its "God-given" mandates, its "biblical" vision for God, country, and family, and how someone like Sarah Palin has become possible.
"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?