Brief History of Christianity

Author(s): Bamber Gascoigne

Religion | History

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.


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An informative overview of the history of Christianity, focusing on moments of significant detail and a vast and varied cast of characters. Originally written to accompany a TV series, Gascoigne's, conversational style makes it a highly engaging read. Paul, The Book Grocer

"'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.

General Fields

  • : 9781841197104
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Robinson Publishing
  • : May 2003
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bamber Gascoigne
  • : Paperback
  • : 272