THE TWO BABYLONS by Alexander Hislop

by JF

REVIEW: Shining a Light of Truth on Papal Mystery Babylon

Romanists have a problem. They would love to find that Alexander Hislop’s landmark book, written some 80 years ago, was a bunch of malarkey. And Romanists would have you believe that, because they have a problem with Hislop’s occasional leaps of pure intuition, between his unimpeachable piles of researched historical facts, that Hislop’s brilliant use of both sides of his brain negates this great work. Trouble is, even if half–nay, even if a quarter–of Hislop’s connections between Romanism and ancient Babylonian paganism is true, then Romanism IS the Woman that rides the Beast in the Book of Revelation, the one that is drunk with the blood of the saints, etc, etc. One can easily see why this is one of the top 10 Christian works ever written. A scholarly written work, it was written at a time when schools actually educated students, when a classical education meant just that–an education in the classics. So what I’m trying to say is, if you watch much TV, you’re not gonna get this book. Which would explain a lot of the emotion-laden negative reviews for this book, I suppose.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ
10/2006

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