The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning creator of The Reformation and Silence
A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in steadily neglected accounts of conversion and disagreement in Africa, Latin The united states, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity’s very important role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of women and men. And he uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized The united states, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the upward push of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the latest crises within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a really perfect pleasure to read, this monumental religious history is not going to soon be surpassed.