• A.D. 381

  • Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State
  • By: Charles Freeman
  • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-30-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.0 (94 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict defined Christian orthodoxy and brought to an end a lively and wide-ranging debate about the nature of God; all other interpretations were now declared heretical. It was the first time in a thousand years of Greco-Roman civilization free thought was unambiguously suppressed.
©2010 Charles Freeman (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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By brett on 01-21-11

Dont pass it up

after reading some of the reviews, I almost passed on this audio book-im glad I didn't! While some valid points were made in these reviews, after actually listening to AD 381, I don't think the narration is a deal breaker. Blumenfeld does tend to read a little fast, but he's a good, and professional narrator over all. So, if your on the fence with this one because you like the material but are afraid of the narration, I would say get it. I find no problems as far as immersion is concerned and the material is very very good

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By haesel on 07-16-10

great information, boring reading

This is a topic that I am greatly interested in, but the reading of this book is very dull. Even though the information is interesting, the reading lacks inflection and storytelling -- the reader pounds on and on and after I while I found myself tuning out. I quality reader would have made this book worthwhile.

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