Anyone with any interest in history or theology should read this book.
This is a good discussion of Christianity's influence on much of our modern society's cultural accomplishments, including science, capitalism, democracy and freedom.
Along they way, Stark makes some iconoclastic statements and backs them up with sound argument.
Stark does a great job recaping reason and its growth while treating faith with respect.Published 3 days ago by ojisama
Rodney Stark is an excellent author, sociologist, who recognizes the part that the Catholic Church (the only Christianity for 15 Centuries) had in our modern society.Published 18 days ago by Madeline A. Ashley
Renders historical details that even to a history major were not depicted when studied years ago. What were the basic economic drives that led to sccessful cultures or to the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard O'Brien
With all the faults of it's adherents, where would Western Civilization be without the Gospel and the Church of Christ?Published 4 months ago by Roberto E. Benitez
The book maintains the thesis that christianism was the source of the application of reason to society problems. But there is no convincing argument for the thesis. Read morePublished 5 months ago by antonio ruiz de elvira
This is a good discussion of Christianity's influence on much of our modern society's cultural accomplishments, including science, capitalism, democracy and freedom. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Roy Severin
Rodney Stark is a great teacher and communicator and he proves it again with this book. Showing the interaction between a Christian worldview, a desire to explore new places,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by David M. Chapman
I first read this book a number of years ago. It's brilliant. It debunks most all of what passes for history re. the church, reason, culture, progress, etc. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kate