The New York Instances bestseller and definitive historical past of Christianity for our time—from the award-profitable creator of The Reformation and Silence
A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding ability, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianitygoes again to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the most important turning factors in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox historical past and fills in typically uncared for accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and uncover Christianity’s important position in shaping human historical past and the intimate lives of women and men. And he uncovers the roots of the religion that galvanized America, charting the stunning beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical motion and of Pentecostalism, and the latest crises throughout the Catholic Church. Bursting with unique insights and an important pleasure to learn, this monumental spiritual historical past won’t quickly be surpassed.