Pagans and Christians
In the Mediterranean World from the Second Century AD to the Conversion of Constantine
One of the most important books about the history of the Roman Empire published in the last thirty years.
How did Christianity compare and compete with the cults of the pagan gods in the Roman Empire? This scholarly work from award-winning historian, Robin Lane Fox, places Christians and pagans side by side in the context of civil life and contrasts their religious experiences, visions, cults and oracles. Leading up to the time of the first Christian emperor, Constantine, the book aims to enlarge and confirm the value of contemporary evidence, some of which has only recently been discovered.