Letters and Politics

Phillip Jenkins’ account on ancient revolution and its shaping of modern religion.

Today Letters And Politics Host, Mitch Jeserich, spoke with Philip Jenkins, author of Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World.  The book delves into the tumultuous period from 250 to 50 BCE and dissects the cultural and political chaos that provoked the factionalization of Jewish faith and trace how certain core ideas of Christianity like heaven and hell, angels and demons, and apocalyptic lore came to the fore.

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