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For the Glory of God How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery

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ISBN-10: 0691119503

ISBN-13: 9780691119502

Edition: 2004

Authors: Rodney Stark

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Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern science, the European witch-hunts, and the Western abolition of slavery. In the process, he explains why Christian and Islamic images of God yielded such different cultural results, leading Christians but not Muslims to foster science, burn "witches," and denounce slavery. With his usual clarity and skepticism toward…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Dimensions of the Supernatural
God's Truth: Inevitable Sects and Reformations
God's Handiwork: The Religious Origins of Science
God's Enemies: Explaining the European Witch-Hunts
God's Justice: The Sin of Slavery
Postscript: Gods, Rituals, and Social Science
Notes
Bibliography
Index