Appeared in: Volume 8, Number 5
Published on: April 12, 2013
Does Our Road Lead to Rome?

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

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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