If Jesus had never lived, the world would be a very different place. Whatever beliefs you hold about Him, there is no denying His impact. But how far and deep His influence actually extends may surprise you. Setting Christianity in the context of history and cuture, How Chrisitianity Changed the World reveals the full, radical nature of the Christian faith as a shaping force. You'll learn how it has knit the moral fabric and inspired the highest achievements of Western civilization with untold benefits to the entire world. Well-stocked with photographs and visual aids, this well-researched book will open your eyes to Christianity's far-reaching impact on everything from health care to higher education to human rights to the arts and humanities, and much more. Dealing frankly with the highs and lows of the faith as it spread across the globe, this book will broaden your knowledge of and appreciation for Jesus Christ and those who have followed Him through the centuries. Contains discussion questions.
Paperback by Zondervan, 442 pages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alvin J. Schmidt (PhD, University of Nebraska) retired in 1999 as professor of sociology at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he still lives. He is the author of several books, including The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West, and served as a consulting editor for Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult.