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MacMullen has filled a gap in the scholarship of religion, answering the question 'How was paganism supplanted by Christianity? Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by Arthur Cholakis
There are many disgraceful tales to tell about the early Christian communities and early imperial church, as one would expect. Read morePublished on August 25, 2011 by Bradley Metzner
The book did a nice job of demonstrating how much of paganism flowed into Christianity and that it lasted far longer and was much more vibrant than many might think. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Socratestd
While this is a very good, concise look in to Late Antiquity, the author writes in such a manner that he comes across as arrogant. Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by RachNJ
I love the content of the book, but it's way too much like a Master's Thesis and written in a way that is not for everyone. Read morePublished on January 10, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Much has been said here already about MacMullen's second book on Christianizing Roman paganism, like exhibiting both an extraordinary profound criticism on the processes at hand... Read morePublished on August 27, 2009 by G. Everts
...is a more complicated subject than what most people suppose. The usual story is that people in the Roman Empire, upon seeing the superiority of Christianity, converted... Read morePublished on September 29, 2008 by Jay Young
This is a very important book, one that every student of religious history should read. Ramsay MacMullen has undertaken the task of speaking on behalf of a people who were not... Read morePublished on June 28, 2006 by Hrafnkell Haraldsson
As far as I know Ramsay MacMullen could not in any way be accurately described as a Pagan. In fact, he does say some things that indicate that he almost certainly is not one. Read morePublished on February 22, 2006 by Curtis Steinmetz