History of Christianity (BOK)

Diarmaid MacCulloch

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Diarmaid MacCulloch's epic, acclaimed history "A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years" follows the story of Christianity around the globe, from ancient Palestine to contemporary China. How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main facts, ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organization and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Taking in wars, empires, reformers, apostles, sects, churches and crusaders, Diarmaid MacCulloch shows how Christianity has brought humanity to the most terrible acts of cruelty - and inspired its most sublime accomplishments. "A stunning tour de force". (Simon Sebag Montefiore, "Sunday Telegraph" Books of the Year). "A landmark in its field, astonishing in its range, compulsively readable, full of insight...It will have few, if any, rivals in the English language". (Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, "Guardian"). "A prodigious, thrilling, masterclass of a history book". (John Cornwell, "Financial Times"). "Essential reading for those enthralled by Christianity and for those enraged by it". (Melvyn Bragg, "Observer", Books of the Year). "Magnificent ...a sumptuous portrait, alive with detail and generous in judgement". (Richard Holloway, "The Times"). Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His "Thomas Cranmer" won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He is the author most recently of "Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700", which won the Wolfson Prize for History and the British Academy Prize.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Diarmaid MacCulloch
ISBN 9780141021898
Antall sider 1216 Dimensjoner 13,1cm x 19,8cm x 5,5cm
Vekt 868 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of religion