What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us? : How It Shaped the Modern World

ISBN-10: 0830833285

ISBN-13: 9780830833283

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jonathan Hill
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Description: What has Christianity ever done for us?What value is there in seeking to preserve its influence today?In this book, Jonathan Hill answers these questions with some questions of his own. For instance, why do we seal wine bottles with cork? Where did musical notation come from? How did universities get their start? And why was the world's first fully literate society not in Europe, Asia or North America?As Hill tells the story of the centuries-long entanglement between Christianity and Western culture, he shows the profound influence that Christianity has had--from what we drink to how we speak, from how we write to how we mark the seasons. Employing a rich, narrative style packed with events and people and illustrated throughout in full color, he describes the place of Christianity both in history and in the present day.What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us? is an enlightening and often humorous tour of culture and thought, the arts, the landscape, education, society, spirituality and ethics, and social justice. Here is a rich, entertaining and informative read.

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Culture and thoughtp. 8
The artsp. 29
The landscapep. 55
Education, education, educationp. 84
The individual, society and the worldp. 105
A way of lifep. 131
Changing the worldp. 152
What will Christianity do for us?p. 181
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