The Sophist
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The Sophist

The Revolution of the Soul

The Philosophical Roots of Christianity

“They marched from the prison to the amphitheatre joyfully as though they were entering heaven.”

To modern readers, the story of the martyrdom of the Christian saints Perpetua and Felicitas is gut-wrenchingly shocking. The two young women — Perpetua was twenty-two and Felicitas was likely a teenager — were thrown to the beasts…



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Steven Gambardella

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