The Triumph of Christianity

The Triumph of Christianity

How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion

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Celebrated religious and social historian Rodney Starktraces the extraordinary rise of Christianity through its most pivotal andcontroversial moments to offer fresh perspective on the history of the world'slargest religion. In The Triumph of Christianity, the author of God'sBattalions and The Rise of Christianity gathers and refines decadesof powerful research and discovery into one concentrated, concise, and highlyreadable volume that explores Christianity's most crucial episodes. The uniqueformat of Triumph of Christianity allows Stark to avoid densechronologies and difficult back stories, bringing readers right to the heart ofChristian history's most vital controversies and enduring lessons.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780062007681
Branch Call Number: 270 STA
Characteristics: 506 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 31, 2015

Examines the rise of Christianity and the reasons for it. Offers a new view on the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, very illuminating and well reasoned.

Sep 23, 2015

alternatively, read . . .
“The Tragedy of Theology: How Religion Caused and Extended the Dark Age”
by Andrew Bernstein
and . . .
“The Misery of Christianity: or, A Plea for a Humanity Without God” (Das Elend des Christentums)
by Joachim Kahl 1941- with preface by Gerhard Szczesny, translated by N.D. Smith
published Penguin 1971 pbk, ISBN: 0140213244 . . . ISBN-13: 978-0140213249
“Siege of Jerusalem (1099)”
“Massacre at Jerusalem — Do The Crusades Still Matter?”
“Crimes of Christianity – The Crusades”
“World conquest. That’s what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish.”
Rev. D. James Kennedy.
“Christian World Domination?” posted September 18, 2009, at Freethought Nation
further reading:
“The Spanish Inquisition: The History and Legacy of the Catholic Church’s Notorious Persecution of Heretics” 2016
“The Spanish Inquisition: A History” 2006
by Joseph Perez
“The Inquisition: A Global History 1478-1834”
by Francisco Bethencourt

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