Christianity 100bc–1200ad

  • Antony Alcock


The Greeks may have been the first to realise the worth of individual liberty, the Romans the value of discipline and authority, but in both these fields the spirit of man is doomed to anarchy and waste unless inspired by faith.1 The third great pillar of European civilisation is the Christian religion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony Alcock
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterColeraineNorthern Ireland

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