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    DescriptionDiarmaid 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.


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    Title
    A History of Christianity
    Subtitle
    The First Three Thousand Years
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1216
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141021898
    ISBN 10: 0141021896
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC2, HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    Libri: ENGM1840
    DC22: 270
    Libri: CHRI1530
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.), maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His Thomas Cranmer (1996) 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 (2004), which won the Wolfson Prize for History and the British Academy Prize. His six-part television history of Christianity airs on BBC television this autumn.