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

ISBN-10: 1595555455
ISBN-13: 9781595555458
Edition: 2012
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Description: Understand where we came from.Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization.Indian  More...

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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 10/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Understand where we came from.Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization.Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium.  From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind.Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover:What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancementHow the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviewsHow the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowermentHow the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong familiesThe role of the Bible in the transformation of educationHow the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonistJourney with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress.  Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Endorsements:“This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.” (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion)“In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism.” (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation) “Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.” (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)

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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