Does Our Road Lead to Rome?

Historian Peter Brown’s critique of Edward Gibbon also sheds light on the popular myths of American decline.

Appeared in: Volume 08, Number 5 | Published on: April 12, 2013

Charles Mathewes is Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times, from Eerdmans Publishers.

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