A Brief History of Christianity Paperback
Part of the Brief Histories series
This volume tells the story of Christianity through the individual men and women who shaped it.
It is a story of colossal undertakings and spectacular successes as well as ferocious intolerance, greed and bloodshed.
Bamber Gascoigne traces a clear path through a complicated history, exploring the motives, the passions, the fears and the achievements of the Christians.
His approach is objective and he writes in a conversational style, focusing on moments of significant detail and a vast and varied cast of characters.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 29/05/2003
- Category: Church history
- ISBN: 9781841197104
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Review by john257hopper
A very good basic introduction to the history of Christianity that covers the major events, trends and personalities in a way that serves as a good bridge to further more detailed reading. This was originally written to accompany a 13 part TV series in 1977 (though it has been updated a little since) and the chapters are therefore all of nearly identical length and readability. The author is balanced in his assessments and has no axe to grind. An excellent book.