A fascinating historical look at the founding of the early Christian Church, from the mid 1st century to the early 5th century. Hodges beautifully captures the undying fervor of the early Church Fathers and martyrs, beset on all sides by enemies, whether vicious Roman Emperors or intolerant mobs of citizens, and how they were able to persevere and ultimately triumph to claim the very heart of Roman power: the Emperor.
Illustrated throughout to enhance the reading experience.
The Roman World
The Struggle for Life
The Defence of the Faith
The Organization of Religion
The Arian Debate
Monasticism in the East: Basil and Gregory
Monasticism in the West: Martin, Cassian and Jerome