Catherine Nixey in conversation with Rev David Stephenson

  • The George Farha Auditorium, Dulwich College
    The George Farha Auditorium
    Dulwich College , UNITED KINGDOM
  • 11/11/2017 11:30 - 11/11/2017 12:30


Despite the long-held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going to their martyr's deaths singing hymns of love and praise, the truth, as Catherine Nixey reveals in her new book The Darkening Age, is very different. Far from being meek and mild, early Christianity was violent, ruthless and fundamentally intolerant. Unlike the polytheistic world, in which the addition of one new religion made no fundamental difference to the old ones, this new ideology stated not only that it was the way, the truth and the light but that, by extension, every single other way was wrong and had to be destroyed. Catherine will discuss her controversial findings, and their implications for modern Christianity, with The Reverend David Stephenson of All Saints Church, West Dulwich.

Catherine Nixey studied Classics at Cambridge and subsequently worked as a Classics teacher for several years, before becoming a journalist on the arts desk at The Times, where she still works. She lives in London with her husband.