Paul: Saint or Rascal? by Walter C Cambra, a monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“It is a familiar cliche of Christian folklore that the Christian Church and its main advocates were persecuted by the Caesars of Rome. It also is a cornerstone of Christian lore that the Christian Church and the Roman Empire were hostile and mutual adversaries each seeking to exclusive loyalty of men’s minds.
However, what is well established in the minds of men throughout numerous generations may have no independent corroborative basis in actual fact! I wish to examine the institutional notions mentioned in the opening paragraph with a litmus test that actually confirms the first sentence of this second paragraph.”