a history of christianity

Rowan Williams believes an illuminating new survey of Christianity will have few, if any, rivals.  From his' review of "A History of Christianity" by Diarmaid MacCulloch:

This book is a landmark in its field, astonishing in its range, compulsively readable, full of insight even for the most jaded professional and of illumination for the interested general reader. It will have few, if any, rivals in the English language. The story is told with unobtrusive stylishness as well as clarity. And at a time when Christianity's profile in our culture is neither as positive nor as extensive as it has been, this book is crucial testimony to the resilience of the Christian community in a remarkable diversity of social settings. The first three thousand years do not seem likely to be also the last.

via The Guardian.