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

InterVarsity Press, 2005 - 192 sidor
Honored in 2006 as a "Year's Best Book for Preachers" by Preaching magazine.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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Användarrecension  - Natalie Andrews - Christianbook.com

This book surprised me. It is full of details I had never been known. Well written. Thoughtgful book. Brought up many things to consider. I will be thinking about this book for a long time. Läs hela recensionen

Användarrecension  - Micheal Lim - Christianbook.com

This book serves to remind Christians of the contribution of their faith to society, and how radically poorer this world would be without it. Clearly, the author's point is not to provide 'religious ... Läs hela recensionen

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Om författaren (2005)

Hill has a first class degree in philosophy and theology, and an M.Phil in theology from Oxford University, England. He has worked as a writer and editor since 1997.

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