Saturday, October 12, 2013

How has Christianity Changed the World? Supporting articles.

October 12th, at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville, CA, I am debating Dr. Phil Zuckerman, professor of sociology at Pitzer College in southern California, on the question, "Does Christianity or Secular Humanism provide a better basis for Civil Society?"  Here are some articles, both on this site and elsewhere, that support my claim that Christianity best achieves this goal. 


Paul Davies (on the Origins of Science): "Templeton Prize Address"

Tim O'Neil (on the rationality of Medieval Christianity): "The Dark Age Myth: An Atheist Reviews 'God's Philosophers'"

Robert Woodberry: “The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy”   

Jenny Gibbons: "Recent Developments in the Study of the Great European Witch-hunt"

David Marshall, in Books and Culture: "How the Brothers Grimm Overthrew the Evil Empire!"

Patrick Fagan, surveying studies that show that "religion" has a powerful positive effect on social and mental health, emphasizing the family:

A review of Melanie Kirkpatrick's excellent Escape from North Korea, highlighting the role Chinese Christians play in expediting those escapes:
Tim Stafford, an overview of Christianity and the American Abolition Movement: 

My interviews with Allan Chapman, Rodney Stark, Don Richardson, and Michael Behe. 

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