By Geoffrey Blainey
A quick background of Christianity vividly describes a number of the major gamers within the religion’s upward thrust and fall in the course of the a long time, from Jesus himself to Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, Francis Xavier, John Wesley, or even the Beatles, who claimed to be “more renowned than Jesus.” Blainey takes us into the realm of Christian worshipers throughout the ages—from housewives to stonemasons—and lines the increase of the critics of Christ and his followers.
Eminently readable, and written with Blainey’s attribute interest and storytelling ability, this publication frequently areas Christianity on the middle of global background. Will it stay close to the heart? Blainey’s narrative illustrates that Christianity’s background is a much-repeated tale of ups and downs.
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A Short History of Christianity by Geoffrey Blainey