A Short History of Christianity

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Eerdmans Publishing Company, Jun 9, 2006 - Religion - 256 pages

Worshipped by 2 billion Christians worldwide, Jesus Christ is likely the famous human being ever. Yet comprehending the vast, often fractious, 2000 year story of his followers can be a bewildering task. Stephen Tomkins leads readers on an enjoyable and enlightening journey through the key stages of Christian development, covering the people, the movements, the controversies of the ever-expanding Church.

His Short History of Christianity is a penetrating, energetic account sure to please a wide spectrum of those interested in the Christian story.

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Despite its title, this book is not, strictly speaking, a history of Christianity. Instead, Tomkins (John Wesley: A Biography ) offers the story of Christianity in narrative form, from its beginnings ... Read full review

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Stephen Tomkins is an experienced journalist who holds aPh.D. in church history from London School of Theology andis a contributing editor to the online humor magazineShip of Fools. He is also the author of Paul andHis World.

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