Kingdom of Fools Hardback

The Unlikely Rise of the Early Church

by Nick Page

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Kingdom of Fools

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Fools. Rebels. Ignorant peasants. That's how the Roman world saw the first Christians. Led by fishermen, tax collectors and renegade Pharisees, the first Christians shunned power and welcomed the poor and uneducated. Roman commentators mocked their upside-down values, but the apostle Paul - himself a Roman citizen, and a Pharisee to boot, affirmed that 'God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise.'

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 20801st best seller. The ISBN for Kingdom of Fools is 9780340996256.

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Details for Kingdom of Fools

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (May 2012)
Number of Pages400
Thickness35 mm
Height224 mm
Width143 mm
Product Code4020460
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