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Tried By Fire: The Story of Christianity's First Thousand Years

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Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heartrending sacrifice, this compelling narrative traces the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure Jewish sect to the established faith of the world's greatest empire. Church history as you've never...


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Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heartrending sacrifice, this compelling narrative traces the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure Jewish sect to the established faith of the world's greatest empire. Church history as you've never read it before!

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A major narrative history of Christianity's first thousand years by acclaimed educator and #1 New York Times bestselling author William J. Bennett. Now in trade paper.


Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heart-rending sacrifice, Tried by Fire narrates the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure regional sect to the established faith of the world's greatest empire with influence extending from India to Ireland, Scandinavia to Ethiopia, and all points in between. William J. Bennett explores the riveting lives of saints and sinners, paupers and kings, merchants and monks who together-and against all odds-changed the world forever. To tell their story, Bennett follows them through the controversies and trials of their time. Challenged by official persecution, heresy, and schism, they held steadfast to the truth of Christ. Strengthened by poets, preachers, and theologians, they advanced in devotion and love. In this moving and accessible narrative, Tried by Fire speaks across centuries to offer insight into the people and events that shaped the faith that continues to shape our lives today.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 488582
  • Product Code 9781400207466
  • ISBN 1400207460
  • EAN 9781400207466
  • Pages 496
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Mar 2018
  • Sales Rank 67353
  • Dimensions 213 x 138 x 33mm
  • Weight 0.426kg

William J Bennett

William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Williams College, a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Texas, and a law degree from Harvard.
He is the author of such bestselling books as The Educated Child; The Death of Outrage; The Book of Virtue, and the two-volume series America: The Last Best Hope.

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