The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
ISBN: 1501136712
EAN13: 9781501136719
Language: English
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
The marvelous (Reza Aslan, bestselling author of Zealot ), New York Times bestselling story of how Christianity became the dominant religion in the West. How did a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries? In The Triumph of Christianity , early Christian historian Bart D. Ehrman weaves the rigorously-researched answer to this question into a vivid, nuanced, and enormously readable narrative (Elaine Pagels, National Book Award-winning author of The Gnostic Gospels ), showing how a handful of charismatic characters used a brilliant social strategy and an irresistible message to win over hearts and minds one at a time. This humane, thoughtful and intelligent book ( The New York Times Book Review ) upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen--one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.