The First Three Thousand Years

Book - 2010
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The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of "The Reformation" returns with the definitive history of Christianity. Breathtaking in ambition, it ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670021260
Branch Call Number: Philosophy & Religion 270 Mac
Additional Contributors: MacCulloch, Diarmaid


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Jan 23, 2014

This book has given me much insight into this important aspect of social history. I found story of the early Christian chruch to be fascinating. Here are stories of political intrigue, lust for power, corruption, along with individuals who had such a high moral standard that they were willing to die for their personal beliefs about their religion. A fascinating picture of ancient society that, in today's modern technological world, I admit that I cannot fully understand. I do agree that the book is too long, with too many complicated details, so my interest was swamped after 500 AD. But for those who want to know the full story, it is all here.

May 09, 2011

A very interesting book that would please people who enjoy history. I just wish that it had been published in 2 volumes as the thousand page book was very unwieldy.
The DVD series is also very well done and you don't have to be the least bit religious to enjoy the book or the DVD.

debwalker Dec 08, 2010

The subtle shadings of a complicated history.


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