Author Taylor Hathcock’s New Book ‘Death Doesn’t Discriminate’ Ponders the Question of Why Scandinavian Women Abandoned Their Norse Roots for the Christian Faith

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Nov 29, 2022

Recent release “Death Doesn’t Discriminate” from Covenant Books author Taylor Hathcock is a thought-provoking read that explores the question of why Scandinavian women during the era of Vikings gravitated towards Christianity. Often overlooked by historical records from the time, Hathcock places Nordic women in the spotlight as she brings to light the advantages that Christianity offered them.

Taylor Hathcock, a wife and mother who holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Pfeiffer University as well as a Master of Arts in history from Southern New Hampshire, has completed her new book, “Death Doesn’t Discriminate”: a thorough discussion exploring the reasons why Scandinavian women might have turned to Christianity and abandoned their Nordic roots.

“‘Death Doesn’t Discriminate’ is a preliminary study into Scandinavian women of the Viking age,” writes Hathcock. “The book examines the religious motivations that Scandinavian women had to convert to Christianity. Namely, the study seeks to answer why women found Christianity appealing and chose to become Christian, setting aside pagan belief systems. The depictions of women in each belief system is explored both in daily life and in the mythology that underpinned both beliefs. The argument is made that what appealed most to Scandinavian women was the Christian afterlife.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Taylor Hathcock’s new book is a fascinating look that explores the religious dynamics of a group often left out of historical records from the Viking period of Norse history. Utilizing a wide variety of sources and inspired by her love of Norse mythology and history, Hathcock takes readers on a thorough and eye-opening journey to discover the reasonings behind the migration to Christianity.

Readers can purchase “Death Doesn’t Discriminate” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Covenant books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

Source: Covenant Books

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