This remarkable and exemplary work of scholarship will he read with pleasure and profit...a gripping and complex story told in fresh and lucid prose. (History Today)
An original work of scholarship, rich in detail and minute researches, liberally supplied with fresh observations and new interpretations...The work is characterized by an astonishing mastery of evidence...Barnes is lucid and concise. (Classical Outlook)
A book that scholars would be very ill-advised to neglect on any topic treated in it. It is marked at every turn with Barnes' magnificent obsession with getting the record straight. Its implications for the role of Christianity in the Roman Empire are quite revolutionary. (Peter Brown)
--Peter Brown --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.