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This historical analysis examines the chain of events that led to the growth of the Christian faith, its diffusion throughout the world, and its influence in shaping human geography and society. Whether its period of predominance is drawing to a close is also discussed, making for a thorough account of Christian history in one volume.
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This book is a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical. In eight sections, with a great range of reading and a knowledge that is never made tedious, he tells the story of the rise, greatness, and decline of Christianity.
According to The Christian Century, Johnson takes off in the year 49 with his namesake the apostle Paul. Thus beginning an ambitious quest to paint the centuries since the founding of a little-known "Jesus Sect", A History of Christianity explores to a great degree the evolution of the Western world. With an unbiased and overall optimistic tone, Johnson traces the fantastic scope of the consequent sects of Christianity and the people who followed them. Information drawn from extensive and varied sources from around the world makes this history as credible as it is reliable. Invaluable understanding of the framework of modern Christianity - and its trials and tribulations throughout history - has never before been contained in such a captivating work.
Paul Johnson is the author of The Civilization of Ancient Egypt, Civilizations of the Holy Land, and Enemies of Society and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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Book Description Ediciones B, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8466618910