Korean Title: Icheon-nyon Dong-an-eui Jeongshin
Author: Paul Johnson
Translator: Ju-han Kim
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About This Book
Paul Johnson's study of Christianity, from his namesake Apostle to Pope John
XXIII, more particularly in relation to the role in world history of the Roman
Catholic Church and other institutional manifestations, can only be described as
masterly. It combines a great wealth of scholarship, including many fascinating
byways as well as the main highways, with a vigorous, confident style, a kind of
innate intensity which carries the narrative along so that it rarely falters and
is never dull.
His is a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical. In eight sections, with a great range of reading and a knowledge that is never made tedious, he tells the story of the rise, greatness, and decline of Christianity.
-- W. H. C. Frend, The New York Review of Books
Paul Johnson, an English Roman Catholic, has given us the best one-volume history of Christianity ever done.
-- Richard Marius, The Christian Century
That the history of Christianity can be lucidly surveyed in a single, comprehensive volume of 556 pages is no small accomplishment. To Paul Johnson's credit A History of Christianity neither skimps on significant details or wallows in scholarly fussiness. Johnson provides a panoramic overview of events which have shaped our twentieth century Western lifestyle far more than we realize....For economy of style combined with a sympathetic understanding of the nearly 2000 years of Christianity's conflicts as well as its glorious achievements, Johnson's History is exceptional.
-- Michael McCauley, Commonweal
About The Author
Born in 1928 and educated at Magdalene College, Oxford, Paul Johnson was editor of the influential English weekly, The New Statesman, from 1964-1970, and is now Director, New Statesman Publishing Company. Mr. Johnson's prodigious scholarship and varied interests are evident in the themes of his books. Since publication of A History of Christianity he has written Enemies of Society, The Civilization of Ancient Egypt and Civilizations of the Holy Land.
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