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Publisher Description

For 2000 years, Christianity has had a varying but immense influence on world history. Who better, then, than Geoffrey Blainey, author of the best-selling Short History of the World and one of Australia's most accomplished historians, to bring us a history of this world-changing religion.

A Short History of Christianity vividly describes many of the significant players in the religion's rise and fall through the ages, from Jesus himself to Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, Francis Xavier, John Wesley and even the Beatles, who claimed to be 'more popular than Jesus'. Blainey takes us into the world of the mainstream worshippers – the housewives, the stonemasons – and traces the rise of the critics of Christ and his followers.

With his characteristic curiosity and storytelling skill, Blainey considers Christianity's central place in world history. Will it remain in the centre? As Blainey observes in his eminently readable account, the story of Christianity is one of many ups and downs.

'Extraordinary.' Herald Sun

'A well-researched journey of faith through history' Courier-Mail

'Told with a deceptive simplicity that will compel {readers}.' Weekend Australian

'Irresistible . . . [Blainey] maintains an informative and enthusiastic style.' Australian Book Review

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2011
26 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
640
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
SELLER
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
11.6
MB

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