Gaddis pursues case reviews and subject matters together with martyrdom and persecution, the Donatist controversy and different sectarian conflicts, zealous clergymen' attacks on pagan temples, the tyrannical habit of strong bishops, and the intrigues of church councils. as well as illuminating a middle factor of past due antiquity, this booklet additionally sheds gentle on thematic and comparative dimensions of spiritual violence in different instances, together with our own.
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