We know early Christians avoided service in the Roman army, but was that because of its pagan religious overtones or out of a moral opposition to violence and bloodshed — or both? And what happened to make military service acceptable for Christians centuries later? I explore these and other important questions with Professor George Kalantzis.
About the Guest
George Kalantzis is professor in the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Wheaton College, where he directs the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.
Caesar and the Lamb: Early Christian Attitudes on War and Military Service, by George Kalantzis
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