Tom Holland and Hurtado on Early Christianity
My discussion with historian Tom Holland about early Christianity aired on a London-based radio station, and can be accessed as a pod-cast here. Holland discusses his recent article in the New Statesman in which he describes his own realization that his moral views owe a great deal of Christianity, that article here. I discuss my new book, Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World (Baylor University Press, 2016), the publisher’s online catalogue entry here.
I found Holland’s interest in my book encouraging, as he comes at it from his own established books on the ancient world. And I wrote the book for a wide and diverse readership of whatever personal stance on Christianity. Whoever we are, we experience the culture-shaping effects of that rambunctious and radically distinctive movement that became Christianity.