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.
The entire series, A History of Christendom, is excellent and very informative.
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.
These volumes must be read with two bookmarks -- one for the main text and one for the end-of-chapter footnotes.
A LOT OF WORK HAS GONE INTO THIS BOOK WE ARE USING THIS IN OUR BOOK CLUB OF 100 PEOPLEPublished 2 months ago by margaret a. goodrich
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 8 months 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 21 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 on April 17, 2013 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 on February 18, 2013 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 on February 10, 2013 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 on February 5, 2013 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