A Short History of Christianity Paperback – 19 Aug 2005
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From the Back Cover
Worshiped by 2 billion Christians worldwide, Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous human being ever. Yet grasping the vast story of his followers over the last 2,000 years can be a dizzying, difficult task.
In "A Short History of Christianity" Stephen Tomkins takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening journey through the key stages of Christian development, covering the people, the events, the movements, and the controversies of the church. Tomkins deals with the well-known (Augustine, Martin Luther), the unique (Simeon Stylites, the people's crusade, the Muggletonians), and the recent (Karl Barth, John Paul II, the Toronto blessing). His penetrating, energetic "Short History of Christianity" is sure to delight and inform a broad range of readers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
STEPHEN TOMKINS has a PhD in Church History at London Bible College and a contributing editor to the Ship of Fools website. He is the author of John Wesley: A Biography (Lion, 2003) and Paul and His World (Lion, 2004).
Top Customer Reviews
I found it a useful and entertaining overview. It put my vague and half-understood notions about the history of the faith into context and I now feel as though I have some sort of framework in which to find out more.
It was also, in places, extremely funny. Money well spent.
For anyone wishing to understand our world, this is a must-read.