Ok, I know some do not like videos. I, however, think they can and do serve a good purpose on this blog. For this reason I have decided to post this interview with James Carroll, author of the book, Constantine's Sword. And though the book deals specifically with early medieval Christianity, many of the issues mentioned in the book (and in the video) are some of the themes mentioned on this blog. For example, the "orthodox" v. "infidel" battle, which is, of course, not unique to early American history but has been around as long as Christianity itself.
And here's a dissenting view of Carroll's work: