A Short History of Christianity by Geoffrey Blainey

By Geoffrey Blainey

A brief background of Christianity vividly describes some of the major gamers within the religion’s upward push and fall in the course of the a while, from Jesus himself to Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, Francis Xavier, John Wesley, or even the Beatles, who claimed to be “more renowned than Jesus.” Blainey takes us into the area of Christian worshipers in the course of the ages—from housewives to stonemasons—and lines the increase of the critics of Christ and his followers.

Eminently readable, and written with Blainey’s attribute interest and storytelling ability, this publication usually locations Christianity on the middle of global historical past. Will it stay close to the heart? Blainey’s narrative illustrates that Christianity’s background is a much-repeated tale of ups and downs.

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I do! ” said Lucy, and clapped her hands. “But look here, Peter,” said Edmund. “This must be all rot. To begin with, we didn’t plant the orchard slap up against the gate. ” “No, of course not,” said Peter. ” “Yes, I’ve been wondering about that. But it was a what-do-you-call-it, a peninsula. Jolly nearly an island. Couldn’t it have been made an island since our time? ” said Edmund. “You keep on saying since our time. But it’s only a year ago since we came back from Narnia. And you want to make out that in one year castles have fallen down, and great forests have grown up, and little trees we saw planted ourselves have turned into a big old orchard, and goodness knows what else.

For long ago at a Christmas in Narnia he and Susan and Lucy had been given certain presents which they valued more than their whole kingdom. Edmund had had no gift because he was not with them at the time. ) They all agreed with Peter and walked up the path to the wall at the far end of the treasure chamber, and there, sure enough, the gifts were still hanging. Lucy’s was the smallest for it was only a little bottle. But the bottle was made of diamond instead of glass, and it was still more than half full of the magical cordial which would heal almost every wound and every illness.

Your Highness speaks as you have been taught,” said the Doctor. “But it is all lies. There are no ghosts there. That is a story invented by the Telmarines. Your Kings are in deadly fear of the sea because they can never quite forget that in all stories Aslan comes from over the sea. They don’t want to go near it and they don’t want anyone else to go near it. So they have let great woods grow up to cut their people off from the coast. But because they have quarreled with the trees they are afraid of the woods.

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