With Converts and Kingdoms, historian Diane Moczar has written a marvelous book about great converts who changed not just the Church but also the destiny of human civilization. In her accessible and easy-to-read style she makes history come alive.
Mere centuries after its beginning as an obscure Jewish sect, the Catholic Church stormed the ancient Western world, and from its Roman remnants and barbarian tribes a united Christendom was forged.
How do we explain this remarkable success? And what can we learn from it?
In Converts and Kingdoms, Professor Moczar tells the story of early Christianity’s faith, courage, and cunning—chronicling the labors of missionaries and martyrs (with no small help from Providence) to spread the gospel and lay the foundation for the most magnificent culture human history has ever known.
With her stirring narrative style, Dr. Moczar reveals a young Church ardently occupied with the great work of conversion: with saints and generals, priests and kings alike filled with zeal to make disciples of all nations.