How Christianity Changed the World   -     By: Alvin J. Schmidt
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How Christianity Changed the World

Zondervan / 2004 / Paperback

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Have you ever pondered the question, "What if Jesus never lived?" This book does just that and documents the impact of this history-changing faith through the centuries-both good and bad. Full of photographs, references and charts, this book reveals how Christianity inspired great achievements and became the moral basis of Western civilization. Expand your understanding of Christianity and how it became a driving force for everything from healthcare to higher education.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310264499
ISBN-13: 9780310264491
UPC: 025986264499
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Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic, secularized, and biblically illiterate. Many people today have little sense of how their lives have benefited from Christianity’s influence, often viewing the church with hostility or resentment. How Christianity Changed the World is a topically arranged Christian history for Christians and non- Christians. Grounded in solid research and written in a popular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic tool in talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence for why Christianity deserves credit for many of the humane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in the Western world in the last two thousand years. Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance each chapter. This edition features questions for reflection and discussion for each chapter.

Author Bio

Alvin J. Schmidt (PhD, University of Nebraska) retired in 1999 as professor of sociology at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he still lives. He is the author of several books, including The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West, and served as a consulting editor for Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult.

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    judy
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    same as other reviewers...would have liked more world wide coverage but an excellent book and I bought another for a friend...so ...that is it and intend to buy other copies as gifts...good 'advertising' for those who are living in an anti Christian world..
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    March 17, 2010
    Laura J
    An excellent book to being with. Had some really fantastic historical examples. Felt that the more I read the book however, the more it was pertinent to America, not the world. Also felt that in some parts, the book pushed a cultural/political stance.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 24, 2009
    Shirley Tait
    This book is extremely interesting and inspiring. It will remain in my library for years to come as a wonderful reference.
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    March 15, 2008
    Daniel Christensen
    With such a bold title one expects a great deal, and, although the book doesn't quite deliver to convince us of worldwide change, it ably shows how the Christian moral system has restrained the evil in societies such as the Roman Empire. This is valuable to discover and I thank the author for making this argument and doing so persuasively. One can put this thesis another way: how God has restrained evil in this world as he has shown he is in control and will carry out his will, using believers as he works.
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