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    DescriptionChristianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Diarmaid MacCulloch ranges from Palestine in the first century to India in the third, from Damascus to China in the seventh century and from San Francisco to Korea in the twentieth. He is one of the most widely travelled of Christian historians and conveys a sense of place as arrestingly as he does the power of ideas. He presents the development of Christian history differently from any of his predecessors. He shows how, after a semblance of unity in its earliest centuries, the Christian church divided during the next 1400 years into three increasingly distanced parts, of which the western Church was by no means always the most important: he observes that at the end of the first eight centuries of Christian history, Baghdad might have seemed a more likely capital for worldwide Christianity than Rome. This is the first truly global history of Christianity.


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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: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1216
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 72 mm
    Weight: 1,974 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780713998696
    ISBN 10: 0713998695
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    DC22: 270
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    24 September 2009
    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.