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'A triumphantly executed achievement. This book is a landmark in its field, astonishing in its range, compulsively readable, full of insight even for the most jaded professional and of illumination for the interested general reader' --Rowan Williams, Guardian
'a prodigious, thrilling, masterclass of a history book. MacCulloch is to be congratulated for his accessible handling of so much complex, difficult material' --John Cornwell, Financial Times
'Magnificent ... alive with detail and generous in judgement ... MacCulloch is at his most moving when he fills in one of the gaps in the West's understanding of history'
--Richard Holloway, The Times
Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His Thomas Cranmer (1996) won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He is the author most recently of Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490 - 1700 (2004), which won the Wolfson Prize for History and the British Academy Prize. His six-part television history of Christianity airs on BBC television this autumn.
MacCulloch is simply an authority in his field and a wonderfully clear writer. This huge work is well worth reading.Published 4 months ago by John Lamb
Excellent book, a very thorough and thought provoking account of the origins and developement of Christianity, written in clear, intelligable English.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, very informative bought to accompany the DVD however the book can easily stand alone. Great bookPublished 5 months ago by J. Fisher
It is a brick of a book and very densely written. No doubt the author is very learned, but his writing somehow lacks clarity, or memorability. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jorgensen
Excellent overview of the roots and offspring of Constantian Roman imperial religion. Takes the reader from Judaism to Greek philosophy and explores the thinking of the Roman... Read morePublished 6 months ago by richard the little.
There's not much to add to the detailed reviews already given, other than to recommend this as the definitive introduction to Christian history from its Jewish origins to the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alex Collinson