The story of Christianity through the individual men and women who shaped it.
This volume tells the story of Christianity through the individual men and women who shaped it. It is a story of colossal undertakings and spectacular successes as well as ferocious intolerance, greed and bloodshed. Bamber Gascoigne traces a clear path through a complicated history, exploring the motives, the passions, the fears and the achievements of the Christians. His approach is objective and he writes in a conversational style, focusing on moments of significant detail and a vast and varied cast of characters.
A triumphant success... a rich mosaic of prose and picture. - The Times
This is a remarkable book... both readable and scholarly, therefore genuinely illuminating. - Guardian
This book is first a delight, then an education... lavishly and beautifully illustrated... unflawed elegance. - Church Times