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The Book That Made Your World : How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization

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The Book That Made Your World : How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization

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Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium.

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Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium.

Understand where we came from.

Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization.

Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind.

Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover:

  • What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement
  • How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews
  • How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment
  • How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families
  • The role of the Bible in the transformation of education
  • How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonist

Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization.

Endorsements:

"This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message." (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion)

"In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible's profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism." (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation)

"Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization." (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)

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Publisher
Zondervan
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
464
Author
Vishal Mangalwadi
ISBN-13
9781595555458
Publication Date
October, 2012
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.90 x 5.90 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
1595555455
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This is an excellent over

This is an excellent overview of the influence of the Bible on the West. Mangalwadi shows with forceful arguments how a biblical worldview and ideas can come into a culture through the translation of the Bible and the working of biblical ideas through a culture.

Vishal Mangalwadi makes s

Vishal Mangalwadi makes some good points throughout this book. The fact that he's approaching this from an Eastern mindset makes it that much more interesting. But there's really nothing new; much of what is written here could be gleaned from Nancy Pearcey's Total Truth, or just about anything that Francis Shaeffer ever wrote. Fitting, because both Mangalwadi and Pearcey studied at L'Abri. I enjoyed the book, though, because of the interaction that Mangalwadi has with Indian thought. THAT is the unique part of this book, and what makes it a worthwhile companion to Pearcey's (and others in the same vein).

Vishal Mangalwadi makes a

Vishal Mangalwadi makes a big claim -- that the Bible created the Soul of Western Civilization. It definitely has influenced so much of the Western Civilization, no doubt. I think, if you have not heard of those authors in his book, then you might get a chance learn from him. However -- I'm aware of all those authors. There are so many great things about the Western Civilization, and I feel that he did not build a solid case to argue for it. I found the blind assertions in his book to be ridiculous without backing it up with evidence and solid arguments. He would say, "X because of the Bible." That is circular, and vague. Eastern Christians (Orthodox) also had the Bible. Indeed, he could have argued that Bible was a vehicle that transmitted knowledge easily from West.I felt -- he could have wrote his arguments and thoughts sharper. He missed to answer the, "How questions" in his book. A Giant leap and broad sweep of history. Overall, I do not think this is a solid book that proved his case, but a flimsy one without credible evidence. It's a hodge-pot mix of authors he learnt and read, and therefore his conclusion.I did learn a new term, "Chronological Snobbery." it means, thinking the era we live is super-superior from the Past. Jawaharlal Nehru, also talks about it in his book, "Discovery of India."Deus Vult, Gottfried

Vishal Mangalwadi makes a

Vishal Mangalwadi makes a big claim -- that the Bible created the Soul of Western Civilization. It definitely has influenced so much of the Western Civilization, no doubt. I think, if you have not heard of those authors in his book, then you might get a chance learn from him. However -- I'm aware of all those authors. There are so many great things about the Western Civilization, and I feel that he did not build a solid case to argue for it. I found the blind assertions in his book to be ridiculous without backing it up with evidence and solid arguments. He would say, "X because of the Bible." That is circular, and vague. Eastern Christians (Orthodox) also had the Bible. Indeed, he could have argued that Bible was a vehicle that transmitted knowledge easily from West.I felt -- he could have wrote his arguments and thoughts sharper. He missed to answer the, "How questions" in his book. A Giant leap and broad sweep of history. Overall, I do not think this is a solid book that proved his case, but a flimsy one without credible evidence. It's a hodge-pot mix of authors he learnt and read, and therefore his conclusion.I did learn a new term, "Chronological Snobbery." it means, thinking the era we live is super-superior from the Past. Jawaharlal Nehru, also talks about it in his book, "Discovery of India."Deus Vult, Gottfried
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