The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

Written by:
Bart D. Ehrman
Narrated by:
George Newbern

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2018
10 hours 19 minutes
The “marvelous” (Reza Aslan, bestselling author of Zealot), New York Times bestselling story of how Christianity became the dominant religion in the West.

How did a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries? In The Triumph of Christianity, early Christian historian Bart D. Ehrman weaves the rigorously-researched answer to this question “into a vivid, nuanced, and enormously readable narrative” (Elaine Pagels, National Book Award-winning author of The Gnostic Gospels), showing how a handful of charismatic characters used a brilliant social strategy and an irresistible message to win over hearts and minds one at a time.

This “humane, thoughtful and intelligent” book (The New York Times Book Review) upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.
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Jeffrey O

I really enjoyed Bart D. Ehrman’s The Triumph of Christianity, How a forbidden religion swept the World. I thought the narrator George Newbern was very good with his informative style and neutral inflection toward the material. His annunciation was excellent as he allowed the narrative to flow in both an interesting and entertaining fashion. Also, what I found very refreshing was that I could not identify a particular biased or slanted perspective about Christianity. The information was very well written and read objectively without an ideologic agenda or some prejudiced platform. I welcomed the unbiased view of a true historian, an observer, discoverer and a presenter of the facts as best as can be provided. Thankfully, there was no certainty whether I was hearing from the “religious right”, “secular left”, a believer or non-believer, hater or helper... just the factual story as clear as it could be told. I really liked it!

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