Charting the extraordinary rise of Christianity, the single most transformative development in Western history, historian Tom Holland uncovers Christianity’s enduring impact on aspects of modern society which have been traditionally cast as its nemesis, such as science, secularism and even atheism. From the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC to the ongoing migration crisis in Europe today, from Nebuchadnezzar to the Beatles, what is it that made Christianity so revolutionary and disruptive? Why, in a West that has become increasingly doubtful of religion’s claims, do so many of its instincts remain irredeemably Christian? Join the conversation.
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Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, biographer and broadcaster. He is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and the Tragedy of the Roman Republic, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and writes extensively on topics such as Greco-Roman history, the early Middle Ages and the emergence of Islam. Holland received the 2007 Classical Association prize awarded for promoting ‘the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome’.
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