Love Philip Jenkins’ book, Jesus Wars. At least now I could extend a little bit my scope of church history reading from 4th century to 5th century. (I used to think that what mattered most after the Council of Constantinople was Augustine, but I guess it shows how completely Westernized my version of Christianity is.) The first century of Christian Roman empire (particularly in the East) is fascinating, to say the least. Our mainstream church politics now is definitely much tamer than what had happened back then (well, mainly because now we don’t have the instruments of the state to back our ecclesiastical aspiration; the wedding of the state and the church is a messy affair, indeed).