By Diarmaid MacCulloch. A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in human history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America and Asia. And it uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the recent crisis within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a great pleasure to read, this monumental history will not soon be surpassed. Penguin Books (2011), English, Paperback: 1184 pages.
About the author. Diarmaid MacCulloch is the author of The Reformation, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Wolfson Prize, and the British Academy Prize, and of Thomas Cranmer, winner of the Whitbread Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the Duff Cooper Prize. Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University, he was brought up in a country rectory in East Anglia.Geoffrey Parrinder. Written for both Christians and Muslims, this book offers a modern and balanced study of qur'anic teachings about the birth, life, work, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Oneworld (1995), English, 190 pages. About the author: Dr. Parrinder is Professor Emeritus of the Comparative Study of Religions at the University of London.