Everything you need to know about the history of the Christian church - and a fair few bits you didn't want to know thrown in for good measure.
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.
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
Prized for his skills as a writer, speaker, unlicensed historian, applied ranter and general information-monger, Nick Page has written over 70 books, including THE TABLOID BIBLE, the 'Longest Week' trilogy and, most recently, his NEARLY INFALLIBLE HISTORY series. Nick lives in Oxfordshire with his wife Claire and their three daughters.