From the October, 2007 issue of Touchstone
history Faith Underground by Mike Aquilina

Faith Underground

The Christian Catacombs of Rome: History, Decoration, Inscriptions
by Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai, Fabrizio Bisconti,
and Danilo Mazzoleni
Schnell & Steiner, 2006
(208 pages, $49.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Mike Aquilina

The Roman catacombs are a veritable city of the dead. More than sixty miles of labyrinthine corridors have been discovered so far, and archeologists are still finding more. Estimates of their population range into the millions. And they are our richest source of evidence of early Christian life.

A lavishly illustrated coffee-table volume, The Christian Catacombs of Rome allows us to walk those corridors with three of the world’s leading . . .


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