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A terrific read, well recommended.,
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This review is from: Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (Paperback)
I was very impressed indeed by this very intelligent and witty book.
I am no historian, nor am I a Christian, but have long felt that life in the western world would have been a lot worse without the influence of Christian charity, notwithstanding, as Hart points out, the Church never being at best more than half Christian.
But this book says a lot more than that, and covers a wide range of important topics for anyone who wishes to know more about the core message of Christianity, and why Hart holds it to have been the only real revolution in our history. For the open-minded he makes a very convincing case.
I can't say I was cheered by his sense of foreboding, in the final chapter, regarding the prospects for a post-Christian world. But again, I feel he is (scarily) convincing.