How Christianity Saved Civilization

...And Must Do So Again

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Ancient Rome's brutal culture exploited the weak and considered human life expendable. Women were used as property; unwanted children were left on the streets to die.

Four centuries later, even ordinary men and women prospered in what had become a vigorous new Christian society – a society that served the vulnerable, exalted women, treasured virtue, and loved peace.

Faith had triumphed. Truth was proclaimed. And on this rock-solid foundation, Christian society flourished in the West for the next 1500 years.

These eye-opening pages document the many ways in which Christians penetrated and civilized that debased Roman empire, introducing then-radical notions such as the equal dignity of women, respect for life, protection of the weak and vulnerable, and the obligation of rulers to serve those they rule and maximize their freedom.

Here you'll learn about the seven specific areas where any paganism, ancient or modern, is particularly vulnerable. They provide a roadmap for modern Christians to reclaim for the Faith our own neo-pagan modern culture.

Facing an overwhelmingly dark and hostile culture, Rome's early Christians took the steps necessary to transform it. Their struggles and the hard lessons they learned – documented here – afford us hope that, by imitating their example, we may do the same for our culture today.

How Christianity Saved Civilization was previously published as Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again. This new edition has been brought into print to offer hope that Christianity may once again transform our dark and hostile culture.

  • Pages: 270
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622827-190
  • Product Code: 7190
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: January 11, 2019
  • Categories: By Title, Church History
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Excellent historical survey.
Much of what we in the 21st Century consider to be common sense or common human decency did not really exist as a system before Judeo-Christian morality was spread by Christianity. "Husbands, love your wives," commanded St. Paul the Apostle — and that was a new idea in a pagan world where husbands weren't expected to do that. Helping the less fortunate, even strangers? Again, Christians were the ones who started that. Government that must respect individual rights and conscience? Again, a Christian idea new in the world. So much of what we consider to be common human decency is, really, the working of Christian faith and morals into world history. These ideas are supported by numerous quotations from primary sources, and the book is a pleasure to read.
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What an eye opener! Full of information.
I have only read the first 50 pages so far, and I am already extremely impressed by the breadth of knowledge about the history of the human race which the authors have. I have already learned many things about the pre-Christian culture that I did not know. Some very shocking. This is a book to be read slowly, a few pages at a sitting, because each page provokes a lot of thought about the culture in which we live. The authors present the facts with great skill. A very interesting read. I own hundreds of books and from time to time have to get rid of some to make space for new ones. This book is a keeper.
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You're gonna learn a lot of stuff!
We often believe that things are as they have always been. This book shows us that what we consider the basic axioms of personhood, work, marriage, religion, etc., are really only as old as the Church of Jesus Christ. Now, on the backside of Christian culture, wondering what will happen when Christian values give way to neo-paganism, the authors fix our gaze once again on the Catholic Church. Great historical perspective. You're going to learn a lot of things you didn't know.
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Terrific stuff! We Catholics got it made!
What a great book. I found it fun to survey and in the end devoured it all.
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