Tom Holland defines christianity as “the most powerful of all the systems of cultural hegemonic in the world”

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He has been interviewed by EFE on the occasion of the publication of his book “Domain”, something like a “biography of christianity.”

From its origins in Antiquity to today’s world, in which the Pope of Rome preaches by videoconference to the believers, for the author, this religion has been called “the revolution more radical in the history of the West”

The writer and british historian Tom Holland has been interviewed by EFE with the occasion of the publication of his book “Domain”. Something like a “biography of christianity”, the very title of the work acknowledges the magnitude of the power that this religious practice leads to treasure for over two thousand years.

“Christianity is the most powerful of all the systems of hegemonic cultural of the world”, said Holland. From its origins in Antiquity to today’s world, in which the Pope of Rome preaches by videoconference to the believers, this religion has been called “the revolution more radical in the history of the West”.

The author expresses that in his book can be understood by christianity as “the inheritance more lasting classical antiquity“and in its similarities and differences with respect to the other monotheistic religions, judaism and islam.

In terms of the relationship of faith and scienceHolland asserts that it need not be a contradiction. That christianity has been known, since the Middle Ages even, attach: “to identify the laws that ruled the universe was to honor the God that had made”.

Asked about how he believes that christianity is going to behave from the onset of the crisis health coronavirusHolland has explained that it will act “as it always has faced pandemics”, with temperance and mercy, “urging christians to care for the sick”.

The author has insisted that the emergency that the world crosses and the publication of his book (perhaps a good read with which to spend the quarantine) can encourage people to “recognize the type of fish tank in which we swim”.



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