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If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
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If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
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If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
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NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Bart D. Ehrman is a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and How Jesus Became God. He has contributed to such major publications and media outlets as Time, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, NBC, CNN and the BBC.
`This is the work of a great scholar...a book full of learning and nuance.' * Tom Holland, <i>Spectator</i> * `Reading about how an entire culture's precepts and traditions can be overthrown without anyone being able to stop it may not be heartening at this particular historical moment. All the more reason to spend time in the company of such a humane, thoughtful and intelligent historian.' * <i>New York Times Book Review</i> * `Ehrman handles splendid raw materials very deftly to produce an engrossing read.' * <i>Catholic Herald</i> * `Drawing on a wealth of ancient sources and contemporary historical research, Bart Ehrman weaves complex questions into a vivid, nuanced, and enormously readable narrative.' -- Elaine Pagels, National Book Award-winning author of <i>The Gnostic Gospels</i> `How did a small, provincial Jewish sect called Christianity convert the mighty pagan Roman Empire? Bart Ehrman answers this baffling question with the same wit, passion, and rigorous scholarship that have made him one of the most popular religion writers in the world today. The Triumph of Christianity is a marvellous book.' -- Reza Aslan, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Zealot</i> `Bart Ehrman is the leading expert on early Christian texts and here he takes the story on into the fourth century in a vivid and readable narrative that explores why Christianity triumphed as a world religion. The work is particularly valuable for its critical survey of the work of other scholars in the field.' -- Charles Freeman, author of <i>A New History of Early Christianity</i> `A lucid and convincing account of the growth of Christianity in the Roman world...[Ehrman's] careful synthesis of existing scholarship creates an approachable study of the early church... Well worth reading.' * <i>Publishers Weekly</i> * `One of Christian history's greatest puzzles after the age of the apostles is how a tiny band of mostly-illiterate outsiders converted the proud and massive Roman Empire in just three centuries - a historical blink of an eye. In The Triumph of Christianity, Ehrman brings impressive research, intellectual rigor, and an instinct for storytelling to this extraordinary dynamic.' -- David Van Biema, former religion writer at <i>Time</i> and author of the forthcoming <i>Speaking to God</i> `The value of Ehrman's book, as is so often the case with his writings, is in his ability to synthesize complex material and distill it into highly readable prose.' * <i>Booklist</i> * `An accessible and intriguing...history of the growth of Christianity.' * <i>Kirkus</i> *