From the crucifixion to the coming of the Crusades, CHRISTIANITY: THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS traces the rise of one of the world's great religions. Scholars explore the intertwined fates of the Roman Empire and the faith it first persecuted, then adopted. Theologians reveal how the New Testament was shaped and how pagan festivals were transformed into Christian holidays. Experts examine modern discoveries that shed new light on the dawn of Christianity.
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