myth http://wamc.org en "The Myth of Persecution" by Candida Moss http://wamc.org/post/myth-persecution-candida-moss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Myth of Persecution</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://www.candidamoss.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Candida Moss</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a leading expert on early Christianity, reveals how the early church exaggerated, invented, and forged stories of Christian martyrs and how the dangerous legacy of a martyrdom complex is employed today to silence dissent and galvanize a new generation of culture warriors.</span></p><p>According to cherished church tradition and popular belief, before the Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal in the fourth century, early Christians were systematically persecuted by a brutal Roman Empire intent on their destruction.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59315 at http://wamc.org "The Myth of Persecution" by Candida Moss "The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster" http://wamc.org/post/untold-story-champ-social-history-americas-loch-ness-monster <p>Sociologist Robert Bartholomew joins us to talk about his work which takes journalists to task for sloppy reporting and criticizes local tourist bureaus for their singular focus on Champ Dollars.</p><p>His book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1438444842/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1438444842">The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster (Excelsior Editions)</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1438444842" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> presents the most complete history of Champ from Native American lore to the modern-day monster hunters.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55667 at http://wamc.org "The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster"