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The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date March 5, 2019
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9781501136719
ISBN-10 1501136712
Dimensions 0.90 by 5.50 by 8.38 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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