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Stuart Squires is an associate professor of theology at Brescia University, in Owensboro, Ky. He is the author of The Pelagian Controversy: An Introduction to the Enemies of Grace and the Conspiracy of Lost Souls.

“The Sacking of Rome” (Karl Bryullov/public domain via Wikimedia)
FaithShort Take
Stuart Squires
The fire at Notre Dame raised questions about God’s protection of sacred sites. But then how could God allow the destruction of Rome just one generation after Christianity became the official religion of the Empire?