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Title:
Pagans : the end of traditional religion and the rise of Christianity
Author:
O'Donnell, James Joseph, 1950- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
x, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Looks at the history of the rise of Christianity as experienced by the adherents of the traditional religions of the ancient world who directly experienced the major disruptions brought about by the rise of what they viewed as an upstart cult.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I. Religion without a history. The tour guide's version -- The games of the century -- An eloquent man who loved his country -- What is a god? -- Divine butchery -- Ways of knowing -- The specter of atheism -- Gods at home -- Divine exaltation -- Part II. The history of paganism. Constantine in his world -- A new leaf -- The birth of paganism -- The baptism of paganism -- The first Christian emperor -- The servant of Christianity -- The triumph of paganism -- What remained -- Cicero reborn -- A Roman religion.
ISBN:
9780061845352
Format :
Book