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  • ISBN-13: 9780759675377
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 0.49 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2004

    Heretics is a book you should add to your

    I came across the author of this book on an agnostic discussion web site. I liked what he had to say, and in the direct way, he said it. I contacted him and was frankly surprised when he responded to my questions. I have read the reviews on this book (Heretics) here and on many other mediums including magazine articles, web zines and the like. I find it telling that some reviewers (both here and at other web sale sites) have focused on a few punctuation errors, perhaps as there was nothing of substance for them to argue with and point out? I really did not see any until grammar issues until my second reading (I guess when I read a book on history I try not to do so as an exercise in 'find the spelling problem'). I also find it telling that this book has been recommended by a number of well known and highly respected historians, and having become a text for more than one college course on history, having read literally thousands of books on many topics over the past 60 years, I found Davis' book very accessible. I bought the book after reading the reviews that focused on the material and the writer, and knew I could wade through any 'un-clarity' as one reviewer here suggested. I found, perhaps as I am not college gradate, that for me the book was direct, the information laid out concisely, and an overall joy to read. I also liked Mr. Sagan's anecdotal introduction which it would seem has been lost on some reviewers. In closing, I am very grateful for Dr. Davis' books, especially this one as it explains the who, the what, the where, and the why of Church history. Moreover, does so in a manner that will not require me to keep a dictionary by my nightstand to look up every other word. It is a book well worth owning, and one I plan to read again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2002

    Finally-someone not afraid to tell it like it was

    I have been a church historian for most of my adult life. I have taught Church History at two seminaries, and three private Christian colleges. Never before have I read a more open, honest, and fact based account of the early Christian Church. The writer must have put an enourmous amount of work into this book--as I could find no innacuracies, or omissions. I would and do recoemend this book to friends and students. It is one of the best--if you REALLY want answers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    Heretics: The Bloody History of the Christian Church

    I grew up Catholic in Boston, and never questioned any of it. But this book really opened my eyes. My husband is Jewish--this book saved my marriage, and brought my family closer. It is a God-send. The author has no doubt suffered for his work--but anyone unafraid will find this book very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    Heretics: The Bloody History of the Christian Church

    Well, I never thought I would live long enough for one of their own to open the dark closets--at least in such a way that anyone could understand the political, social, and economical reasons why the Christian church has survived so long. By the second chapter, it is obvious it has little to do with GOD but with social control and princely power. I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars--it deserves at least 7 or 8. It is just that good. The entire book flows from the opening by Carl Sagan's eldest son Dorion, to the conclussion drawn by the Author. It is systematic, smooth, and congruent throughout. Simply put--this is one of the best--perhaps THE best book I have ever read. Period.

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