Tom Holland places the story of how we came to be what we are, and how we think the way that we do, in the broadest historical context. 

From the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC to today’s migration crisis in Europe, from Nebuchadnezzar to the Beatles, Tom Holland explores what it was that made Christianity so revolutionary and disruptive; how completely it came to saturate the mind-set of Latin Christendom; and why, in a West that has become increasingly doubtful of religion’s claims, so many of its instincts remain irredeemably Christian. 

Whether you are atheist, agnostic or believer in any faith, this argument could hardly be more topical.

Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, biographer and broadcaster who presents BBC Radio 4’s Making History, has written and presented several TV documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 and has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for broadcast. 

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