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A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity (Hardback)
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A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 10/10/2013
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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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444750126
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 738 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 40 mm


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Essential reading...enlightening and informative...you will be sure to learn something new. Church of England Newspaper, on THE LONGEST WEEK This is a book written by a highly experienced, technically brilliant and detailed writer. Church of England Newspaper, on THE LONGEST WEEK 'Nick Page's books are always thoroughly researched and engagingly written, and this one is no exception.' The Good Book Stall 'Author of the most eye-catching and provocative titles in the Christian book market, Nick Page's books are always provocative, dangerous and refreshingly well written.' Eden Nick guid[es] us through the history of the Christian church in his slightly irreverent and humorous way, providing unique insights. Together Magazine Nick Page has done it again. Another cracking book professing to be humorous, silly and light- hearted, whilst really being intelligent and erudite... this book is the perfect starter book for anyone who needs to know something about church history, actually wants to understand what they are reading, and the reasons why it was so important... Add into this the great section headers, cartoons and other ephemera within it and you have a cracking gift or enjoyable read for anyone who wants to know just a little more. Together ALTHOUGH it is never stated explicitly, Nick Page's Nearly Infallible History of Christianity is a sort of Horrible Histories brought to bear on belief. Like that popular series, its tone is light and breezy... [a] fertile, inventive, and imaginative pen. -- Willian Whyte The Church Times Written in a chatty style designed to invite people in to share the authors fascination with his subject, and to keep them intrigued with the use of jokes and funny illustrations, this is, in fact, quite a serious history, in spite of itself. -- Editor's Choice The Good Book Guide Written in a chatty style, this is a serious look at the long and tangled history of Christianity, its saints, martyrs, Crusades, writers and thinkers. -- Bestsellers The Good Book Guide I've read many books on Church History, but this is the first which made me laugh out loud - on several occasions. [...]. [I]f you like '1066 and All That', you will relish it and the footnotes can be deeply thought provoking. -- Bestsellers The Newspaper 'A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity' is an accessible, provocative and very funny history of the church. -- Jumoke Fashola BBC Radio London Written in a chatty style, this is, in fact, quite a serious history that works its way through the long and tangled history of Christianity, its saints and martyrs, its Crusades, its writers and thinkers The Good Book Guide 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 two thousand 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. Edition Magazine

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“Brilliant”

I love this book! It's the first I've read by Nick Page and I will defiantly be reading more of this work. Very interesting, factual and entertaining.

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