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    • Publication date:18 Aug 2011

The Hodder Compendium of Christian Curiosities

By David Moloney

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Fascinating facts, enlightening lists and random observations on our rich, historic and extraordinary faith

From sacred words of wisdom and eye-opening Bible facts to prophets' beards, ancient love stories, gruesome gargoyles and the search for the Holy Grail, the HODDER COMPENDIUM OF CHRISTIAN CURIOSITIES presents our historic faith as you've never seen it before.Written for the curious and the inquisitive, whether committed Christian or simply interested in the peculiarities of a 2000-year old institution, this book of lists, facts, charts, quirky observations and fascinating explanations affectionately showcases the good, the bad and the downright weird of our rich, eccentric faith.

Biographical Notes

David Moloney is a freelance writer and editor who, in ten years with Hodder Faith, has been editor of the NIV Bible, The Manga Bible, and authors such as Philip Yancey, R. T. Kendall and Brother Andrew.

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  • ISBN: 9780340979228
  • Publication date: 16 Oct 2008
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
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