The Council of Nicea was not clerics in a dark and ornate hall. It was brawls in churchyards; it was emperors and governors fighting to save the empire; it was political intrigue as the governments of church and state blended into a volatile stew. It was the way a fringe group of peace-loving communal worshipers of a crucified Palestinian prophet conquered the Roman Empire.
If you could sum up Decoding Nicea in three words, what would they be?
interesting, well researched, relevant
Who was your favorite character and why?
It's not really that kind of book. But I am really interested in the early church fathers who are depicted in it like Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and Irenaeus.
What about Alan Sisto’s performance did you like?
He has a very calming, reassuring voice. It's easy to listen to him read on this topic.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was shocked at some of the depictions of so-called Christians. And I definitely shook my head in amazement at the childishness of these bishops.
Any additional comments?
I wish someone would make a TV show with these characters and stories. It was such an interesting story.
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