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A Short History of Christianity (2011)

by Geoffrey Blainey

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Preface: To write a history of Christianity is fascinating, frustrating and even perilous. It is fascinating because of the way it shaped western civilisation, and the long periods in which it affected people's way of life. It is frustrating because some parts of the history are wrapped in mystery.
Chapter 1: Of all the known people of the world, living or dead, Jesus is the most influential.
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Christianity has played a central role in world history, for better or worse, but beyond the story of Jesus, many people know little of this story. Geoffrey Blainey takes readers on a journey from the very beginnings of Christianity through to the current day. Looking at the development of the religion itself, as well as the social and economic forces that have influenced it, the book focuses on the stories of the key players in Christianity's rise and fall through the ages, as well as how these players shaped the faith of believers. -- Provided by publisher.… (more)

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