Wonder how the Church has addressed issues as they arise? If you want to learn more about the early heretics and persecutors the early Christians faced, this is an easy book to read.
“Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.”–Albert Camus
What I enjoy, besides learning the history, is to see how ideas are addressed over and over. We have a lot of interesting ideas popping up in our culture that challenge established truths. This book shows how to dissect why something is wrong, explain that, and show why the truth holds. I think we need more of this, and it offers many examples of this process while under duress.
In a world of Cancel Culture and a stomping out of ideas against leftist orthodoxy, it is important to realize the complex relationships heretics had. Often, we’re told they’re a victim, but many times throughout history they use untruths and force to push against those speaking hard-to-handle truths.