Countdown Day 65

The Christianization of the empire and the imperialization (or Greco-Romanization) of Christianity … was problematic from the beginning, because during the first two hundred and fifty years, the bishops of the church participated in the identification and execution of about twenty-five thousand people as heretics. Do you see the irony of this? Perhaps “tragedy” or “atrocity” would be a better word. (12)

From A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (available February 9, 2010)