Warren Carroll (1932–2011) was founder of Christendom College, serving as president from 1977–85, and as chairman of the Department of History from 1985–2002. Carroll earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. The author of numerous books, he has won a well-deserved reputation as one of the foremost Catholic historians of our time.
I would recommend it to the well informed on Church History.
This approach is refreshingly honest, and that honesty results in a very objective treatment of Christian history since the author is self-censoring his admitted bias.
It helps one understand what's going on in the world so one can appreciate the contexts of scripture.
Very in-depth history of the middle east and the mediterranean world, but so far (⅓ of the way in) it's all background, so be forewarned. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Andrew Brennan
Every Christian the least bit interested in the history of Christianity should read this set and, IMHO, it's a must have for every Catholic family. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. L. Hume
Wow, good to see such an honest and throughly well researched work of real history rather than the assumed stuff that is so often served up as history today. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Peter Quail
I have been studying Christian history about as long as I have been studying. This is by far the best book I have read. It is very readable and enjoyable. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Daniel Qualk
I enjoy history and this is a great history book but would prefer a less academic style of writing to suite my needs. I would recommend it to the well informed on Church History.Published 18 months ago by Mary Durkan
A well written and easy to read history. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Professor Carroll is great.Published 19 months ago by M.L.
The entire series, A History of Christendom, is excellent and very informative. The first volume, the founding of Christendom is essentially a review of the Old and New Testament... Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Walter G. Gozar
Even amongst orthodox Christians writing history, one usually does not see such metaphysical boldness as demonstrated by Dr. Carroll in this superb metanarrative. Read morePublished on April 17, 2010 by S. T. Sullivan
This is a fantastic, scholarly work of sacred history. The author is definitely writing from his particular point of view, but he is even-handed in his treatment of sources. Read morePublished on April 16, 2009 by Samuel C. Urfer