Author(s): Geoffrey Blainey
Geoffrey Blainey, one of Australia's most accomplished and popular historians, takes us on a journey from the very beginnings of Christianity through to the current day. Looking at the development of the religion itself, as well as the social and economic forces that have influenced it, this book will include biographical details of many of the significant players in Christianity's rise and fall through the ages, including Francis of Assisi, Wesley, Whitefield and Bunyan. Written with Blainey's characteristic curiosity and story-telling skill, A Short History of Christianity reveals the impact Christianity has had on our spiritual beliefs and on the most significant events in our social and political history, and shows us how it grew to become a faith adopted in so many corners of the world.
Geoffrey Blainey has written some 36 books including The Tyranny of Distance, Triumph of the Nomads, Black Kettle and Full Moon, A Short History of the 20th Century, Sea of Dangers, and the best-selling A Short History of the World.