Friday, September 29, 2017
A never-ending story................
Religions rose and fell as they spread across Eurasia, fighting with each other for audiences, loyalty and moral authority. Communication with the divine was more than a matter of seeking intervention in daily life: it became a matter of salvation or damnation. The jostling became violent. The first four centuries of the first millennium, which saw Christianity explode from a small base in Palestine to sweep through the Mediterranean and across Asia, were a maelstrom of faith wars.
-Peter Frankopan, The Silk Roads: A New History Of The World