Book That Made Your World How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization

ISBN-10: 1595553223
ISBN-13: 9781595553225
Edition: 2011
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Description: Discover how the Bible became the West's source of human rights, justice, heroism, optimism, compassion, capitalism, family, and morality.In the 1960s many from the West went to the East in search of spiritual wisdom. The Book that Made Your World  More...

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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 5/9/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Discover how the Bible became the West's source of human rights, justice, heroism, optimism, compassion, capitalism, family, and morality.In the 1960s many from the West went to the East in search of spiritual wisdom. The Book that Made Your World will reverse the journey. Vishal Mangalwadi, an Indian philosopher, will take readers on a historical journey through the last millennium, exploring why and how the Bible reformed Europe and made the West a uniquely thinking civilization: technical and tolerant, scientific and free, just and prosperous. Readers will learn: Why an American president puts his hand on the Bible to take the oath of a secular office What forced British monarchs from Henry VIII to James I to submit to the Bible's authority Why Bible translators Wycliffe, Luther, and Tyndale became history's greatest revolutionaries How the Bible globalized western education

Vishal Mangalwadi, LLD, was born and raised in India. He studied eastern religion and philosophy in India, Hindu ashrams, and at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland.nbsp;He isnbsp;a dynamic and engaging speaker who has lectured in thirty-five countries. He is anbsp;social reformer,nbsp;political columnist, and author of fourteen books. Christianity Today calls him "India's foremost Christian intellectual."

Foreword
Prologue: Why This Journey into the Soul of the Modern World?
The Soul of Western Civilization
The West Without Its Soul: From Bach to Cobain
A Personal Pilgrimage
Service: Or a Ticket to Jail?
Quest: Can Blind Men Know the Elephant?
Self: Am I Like Dog or God?
The Seeds of Western Civilization
Humanity: What Is the West's Greatest Discovery?
Rationality: What Made the West a Thinking Civilization?
Technology: Why Did Monks Develop It?
The Millennium's Revolution
Heroism: How Did a Defeated Messiah Conquer Rome?
Revolution: What Made Translators World Changers?
The Intellectual Revolution
Languages: How Was Intellectual Power Democratized?
Literature: Why Did Pilgrims Build Nations?
University: Why Educate Your Subjects?
Science: What Is Its Source?
What Made the West the Best?
Morality: Why Are Some Less Corrupt?
Family: Why Did America Surge Ahead of Europe?
Compassion: Why Did Caring Become Medical Commitment?
True Wealth: How Did Stewardship Become Spirituality?
Liberty: Why Did Fundamentalism Produce Freedom?
Globalizing Modernity
Mission: Can Stone Age Tribes Help Globalization?
The Future: Must the Sun Set on the West?
Appendix: The Bible: Is It a Fax from Heaven?
Notes
With Gratitude
About the Author
Index

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