Author(s): Bamber Gascoigne
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.
"- 'A triumphant success... a rich mosaic of prose and picture.' The Times - 'This is a remarkable book... both readable and scholarly, therefore genuinely illuminating.' Guardian - 'This book is first a delight, then an education... lavishly and beautifully illustrated... unflawed elegance.' Church Times
Bamber Gasgoigne won scholarships to Eton and Cambridge, and a Harkness Fellowship to Yale. He presented television's University Challenge for 25 years and has written several books, including The Treasures and Dynasties of China, A Brief History of the Great Moghuls and A Brief History of Christianity.