British writer, Tom Holland, has written many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on subjects ranging from dinosaurs to medieval history to vampires!
His latest book Dominion: The making of the Western Mind is a 500-page masterpiece. It’s a story of how we came to be what we are, and how we think the way that we do. It recounts the history and enduring influence of Christianity.
Holland is not a believer himself but argues that our western moral and social instincts are traced inexorably to early Christianity and the writings of the Apostle Paul. “I can’t think of any piece of writing that has kind of had a more seismic influence on the world, almost everything that makes the Western society what it is and certainly makes me what I am, when I trace it back, it goes back basically to Paul,” says Holland.