Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Diarmaid MacCulloch

The New York occasions bestseller and definitive heritage of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning writer of The Reformation and Silence

A manufactured from electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding ability, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity is going again to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the main turning issues in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in usually overlooked bills of conversion and war of words in Africa, Latin the United States, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and become aware of Christianity's crucial function in shaping human historical past and the intimate lives of guys and ladies. And he uncovers the roots of the religion that galvanized the United States, charting the striking ideals of the founding fathers, the increase of the Evangelical flow and of Pentecostalism, and the new crises in the Catholic Church. Bursting with unique insights and a superb excitement to learn, this enormous non secular background won't quickly be passed.

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