Books | And its influence on a secular historian
by Tom Holland
Posted 1/25/20, 11:09 am
In Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World, scholar Tom Holland notes that ancient Rome had no problem assigning divine status to victors, as measured by the power to crucify opponents—but to see a crucified man as God was anathema. He shows how the last-shall-be-first understanding has played out over two millennia throughout the West and then the whole world, as the cross became a symbol of courage amid adversity rather than disgrace.