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Author Traces Christianity's Path From 'Forbidden Religion' To A 'Triumph'

Religion scholar Bart Ehrman says that the early spread of Christianity transformed the entire history of the West — for better or worse. His new book is The Triumph Of Christianity.

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Author Traces Christianity's Path From 'Forbidden Religion' To A 'Triumph'

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