An ancient god is trying to breach Rome's sacred boundaries with a new religion. While the Roman gods fight at the cosmic level to keep the intruder at bay, his followers in Rome itself find their community challenged on several fronts: - Justin opens a school of Christian philosophy but is visited and scorned by the gnostic Valentinus. - Atlus discovers it is not easy to be both slave and leader, especially to the same people. - The commitment of Claudius clashes against generations of patrician privilege and his wife Vestia's stronger faith. All Gods Come to Rome is a startling, unsettling, yet poignant and often humorous story about Christianity as a underground religious movement, proscribed and persecuted, yet active and growing, in the hostile environment of second century Rome.
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Published November 1, 2012
by Black Rose Writing.
History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction.