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A History of Christianity by Paul  Johnson
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May 04, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: history

Paul Johnson deserves his place among the greatest historians alive today. This broad look at the rise and development of Christianity is insightful yet not over-bearing. It takes on a vast topic which Johnson handles with an appropriate pace and evenhandedness. For those who have grown up in Christianity, this book will challenge historical assumptions (such as a friendly relationship between Peter and Paul) while taking the reader deeper into likely forgotten men and women of the faith (Erasmus of Rotterdam). This book will likely frustrate the fundamentalist and the liberal, making it all the more important to read.
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