The two theories about the rapid spread of early Christianity coexist. Updating the old thesis of the enlightened Edward Gibbon on the fall of the Greco-Latin world, Catherine Nixey, exponent of the new atheism British, He has been successful in comparing Christians to the Taliban destroyers of classical science and art. Instead, Alan Crader describes Christian communities as promoters of peaceful cultural and social subversion. He abolished the boundary between master and slave. He patiently endured marginalization, persecution. They lived together in a quiet brotherhood. They were dazzled. Documents prove one and another thesis. Some Christians patiently destroyed pagan culture; Others fought it fiercely. They spread out in parallel. Power and Crusade, yes; But also the monks who taught reading, the ascetics who respected the poor.