Category: ‘The Triumph of Christianity’

Bart Ehrman: Emperor Trajan’s Provisos to Pliny the Younger

Bart D. Ehrman,┬áThe Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World (Simon and Schuster: 2018), 187. [In his letter to Pliny the Younger concerning how to deal with Christians] Trajan does stress two provisos. Christians were not to be sought out. There… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman: Emperor Trajan’s Provisos to Pliny the Younger”

Bart Ehrman: Early Persecution of Christians Was Rare

Bart D. Ehrman,┬áThe Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World (Simon & Schuster: 2018), 179. At the outset I need to stress that organized opposition to the Christians came, for the most part, in isolated incidents. The church did not experience… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman: Early Persecution of Christians Was Rare”