Diarmaid MacCulloch

Diarmaid MacCulloch is a British historian and academic, specializing in church history and the history of Christianity. He is a professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford and has written several acclaimed books on religious history.


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  1. 1. The Reformation

    "The Reformation" is a comprehensive history of the European Reformation, which took place in the 16th and 17th centuries. It explores the religious revolution that led to the split of the Western Church into Protestant and Catholic factions, and how this division influenced the development of Western civilization. The book delves into the political, cultural, and social impacts of the Reformation, providing an in-depth look at its key figures, such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, and the profound changes they brought about in society.

    The 9757th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Christianity

    This book provides a comprehensive history of Christianity, tracing its evolution from its beginnings as a Jewish sect to its role as a global religion. The author explores the development of Christian doctrine, the establishment of the institutional church, and the series of reformations and counter-reformations that have shaped its form and practice over two millennia. The narrative also delves into the cultural, political, and social influences that have influenced the religion's spread and transformation, offering insights into the diverse and complex ways Christianity has interacted with different societies around the world.

    The 11045th Greatest Book of All Time