A provoking - and timely - examination of one of the most important moments in Church history.
Charles Freeman is a freelance academic and the author of more than five books, including The Closing of the Western Mind (2003), also published by Pimlico, and The Horses of St Mark's (2004). He lives in Suffolk.
"Even if theology and ancient history are subjects you avoid, you should not miss this book. It's lucidity and critical challenge are a feast for the mind" -- John Carey * Sunday Times *
"Astonishing... Breathtaking... The sad history of heresy-hunting starts here" -- Paul Cartledge
"Freeman has a talent for narrative history and for encapsulating the more arcane disputes of ancient historians and theologians" -- Mary Beard * Independent *