by Tom Holland, 2019, Abacus, London, 594 pages referenced.
We can highly recommend this book. It is a big read, but totally interesting, entertaining, and history with purpose and punch. This giant of a work of literature tells how Christianity changed the way humans understand life and is superbly written. Paul Inglis, May 2022.
“Dominion tells the epic story of how those in the West came to be what they are, and why they think the way they do. Ranging from Moses to Merkel, from Babylon to Beverley Hills, from the emergence of secularism to the abolition of slavery, it explores why, in a society that has become increasingly doubtful of religion’s claims, so many of its instincts remain irredeemably Christian. Christianity’s enduring impact is not confined to churches. It can be seen everywhere in the West: in science, in secularism, in gay rights, even in atheism. It is – to coin a phrase – the greatest story ever told.” Publishers comments.
“Written with terrific learning, enthusiasm and good humour. Holland’s book is not just supremely provocative, but often very funny.” Dominic Sanderbrook, SUNDAY TIMES
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