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A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity
by Nick Page


Overview - From Abelard to Zwingli, via a multitude of saints and sinners, Nick Page guides us through the creeds, the councils, the buildings and the background of the Christian church in an illuminating, and perhaps ever so slightly irreverent way.
Well-known as a writer, speaker, unlicensed historian and general information-monger, Nick Page combines in-depth research, historical analysis and cutting-edge guesswork to explore how on earth the Christian church has survived all that 2,000 years of heroes, villains and misfits could throw at it (mostly from the inside) to remain one of the most influential forces in the world today.
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Overview
From Abelard to Zwingli, via a multitude of saints and sinners, Nick Page guides us through the creeds, the councils, the buildings and the background of the Christian church in an illuminating, and perhaps ever so slightly irreverent way.
Well-known as a writer, speaker, unlicensed historian and general information-monger, Nick Page combines in-depth research, historical analysis and cutting-edge guesswork to explore how on earth the Christian church has survived all that 2,000 years of heroes, villains and misfits could throw at it (mostly from the inside) to remain one of the most influential forces in the world today.
'I was predestined to read this.' John Calvin.
'I felt my heart strangely warmed. Or it could have been indigestion.' John Wesley.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781444750133
  • ISBN-10: 1444750135
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 464
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Books > Religion > Christianity - History - General
Books > Religion > Christian Theology - History

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Page (Revelation Road), an author, public speaker, and self-described "unlicensed historian," harnesses his talents of relatability to tell the story of Christianity in this delightful history. While it appears that there is not one pious bone in the author's body, he does hold a gentle fondness for Christianity, which allows him to portray both the triumphant and troublesome aspects of its history with grace and respect. In focusing on major events, Page makes quick work of outlining the numerous councils, popes, heretics, and emperors who shaped Christianity over two millennia. Humorous cartoons are sprinkled throughout the text and offer some comic relief from the more ponderous subject matter. Despite the lighthearted tone, there's a surprising depth of understanding and nuance. Anyone who's curious about how Christianity grew from a small Jewish sect to a powerful world religion—and who can handle a little irreverence—will be delighted by this work. (June)

 
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