Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

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Basic Books, 29‏/10‏/2019 - 624 من الصفحات
A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination. Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus-was to be worshipped as a god. Dominion explores the implications of this shocking conviction as they have reverberated throughout history. Today, the West remains utterly saturated by Christian assumptions. As Tom Holland demonstrates, our morals and ethics are not universal but are instead the fruits of a very distinctive civilization. Concepts such as secularism, liberalism, science, and homosexuality are deeply rooted in a Christian seedbed. From Babylon to the Beatles, Saint Michael to #MeToo, Dominion tells the story of how Christianity transformed the modern world. 
 

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

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معاينة المستخدمين  - TheWasp - LibraryThing

My knowledge of ancient time is small so I found there was a lot of information to take in. It seems that the original christian message has been twisted all through history and used as an excuse to perpetrate atrocities. A long read covering a big topic. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - Opinionated - LibraryThing

This might be better subtitled "The Contribution of Christianity to the History Of Ideas" rather than "The Making Of The Western Mind", Western being a pretty nebulous construct and at no time after ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Cover
The Hellespont
Jerusalem
Galatia
Lyon
Pessinus
Mount Gargano
Carthage
Wittenberg
Leiden
St Georges Hill
Toulouse
Baroda
The Judith River
The Somme
Abbey Road

Frisia
Cambrai
Marburg
Milan
Tabor
Rostock
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Tom Holland is an award-winning historian of the ancient world, a translator of Greek classical texts, and a documentary writer. He is the author of six other books, including Rubicon, recipient of the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and Persian Fire, winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award. He contributes regularly to the Guardian, the Times of London, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He lives in London.

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