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    • Pagans

    • The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity
    • By: James J. O'Donnell
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint: that of the people who witnessed their ways of life destroyed by what seemed then a powerful religious cult. These "pagans" were actually pious Greeks, Romans, Syrians, and Gauls, who observed the traditions of their ancestors. To these devout polytheists, Christians who worshiped only one deity were immoral atheists who believed that a splash of water on the deathbed could erase a lifetime of sin.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • 19th Century Scholarship

    • By Marianne on 10-16-18
    • The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity
    • By: James J. O'Donnell
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Ruin of the Roman Empire

    • A New History
    • By: James J. O'Donnell
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Sweeping and accessible, The Ruin of the Roman Empire captures the richness of late antique life and the colorful characters of the age, while offering insight into today's debates about barbarism, religion, empires, and their threatened borders.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Even the narrator seems bored silly

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-08

    Regular price: $27.99