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The Unlikely Rise of the Early Church
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Kingdom of Fools
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Its followers were persecuted and its leaders killed, yet this ragged collection of lowly tradesmen, women, slaves - and a smattering of turncoat high-born Jews - created a movement that changed the world. How did this happen? How did the kingdom of fools conquer the mighty empire that was Rome?
In this fascinating new biography of the early church, Nick Page sets the biblical accounts alongside the latest historical and archaeological research, exploring how the early Christians lived and worshipped - and just why the Romans found this new branch of the Jewish faith so difficult to comprehend. 'Kingdom of Fools' is a fresh, challenging, accessible portrait of a movement so radical, so dangerous, so thrillingly different that it outlasted the empire that tried to destroy it and went on to become the driving force of our cultural development - and claims more followers today than ever before in history.
Nick Page is a highly experienced author, with titles such as 'The Wrong Messiah' and 'The Longest Week' to his name. In total he has authored over sixty books, his reputation in the trade continues to grow due to the quality of work he continues to produce.
Kingdom of Fools by Nick Page was published by Hodder & Stoughton in May 2012 and is our 21219th best seller. The ISBN for Kingdom of Fools is 9780340996256.
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Kingdom of FoolsAlison Morgan, via The Good Book Stall
Nick Page’s books are always thoroughly researched and engagingly written, and this one is no exception. Nick traces the rise of the early church, offering a wealth of information which brings it all to life. It’s packed with details you never knew were there (but they are!) and supported with so much background material that you feel yourself stepping through the pages into the 1st century. Nick takes nothing for granted, and offers a take so fresh that it often seems you are browsing back copies of the local newspapers. How old was Paul when he died? What was the Roman pun on the name Christ? How were the healing miracles which took place in Syria, Egypt and Turkey viewed by contemporary writers? If the Romans didn’t mind Jesus being a god, what was it they did mind? Was it Paul’s personality which got him into so many difficult situations – or was there more to it than that? The blurb says ‘in this fascinating new biography of the early church, Nick Page sets the biblical accounts alongside the latest historical and archaeological research, exploring just why the Romans found this new branch of the Jewish faith so difficult to comprehend’ – and that’s about right. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs, this will transport you to another world.
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Details for Kingdom of Fools
|Author / Artist||Nick Page|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (May 2012)|
|Number of Pages||400|
|Page last updated||5th September 2015|