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Christopher Columbus once ordered the simultaneous burning alive of a hundred Native American tribal leaders. The historian who mentioned this in a History Channel program awhile back tried to soften the shock of it by noting that “the fifteenth century was a barbaric age.”
I received And Jesus Said: A Conversation in the mail one day. I had not requested it but, being a book reviewer, it wasn’t unusual since I am occasionally sent review copies automatically. A few days later, when I sat