For the Glory of God

Written By Rodney Stark
For the Glory of God
  • Publsiher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 27 January 2015
  • ISBN : 1400866804
  • Pages : 504 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled For the Glory of God written by Rodney Stark which was release on 27 January 2015, this book published by Princeton University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern science, the European witch-hunts, and the Western abolition of slavery. In the process, he explains why Christian and Islamic images of God yielded such different cultural results, leading Christians but not Muslims to foster science, burn "witches," and denounce slavery. With his usual clarity and skepticism toward the received wisdom, Stark finds the origins of these disparate phenomena within monotheistic religious organizations. Endemic in such organizations are pressures to maintain religious intensity, which lead to intense conflicts and schisms that have far-reaching social results. Along the way, Stark debunks many commonly accepted ideas. He interprets the sixteenth-century flowering of science not as a sudden revolution that burst religious barriers, but as the normal, gradual, and direct outgrowth of medieval theology. He also shows that the very ideas about God that sustained the rise of science led also to intense witch-hunting by otherwise clear-headed Europeans, including some celebrated scientists. This conception of God likewise yielded the Christian denunciation of slavery as an abomination--and some of the fiercest witch-hunters were devoted participants in successful abolitionist movements on both sides of the Atlantic. For the Glory of God is an engrossing narrative that accounts for the very different histories of the Christian and Muslim worlds. It fundamentally changes our understanding of religion's role in history and the forces behind much of what we point to as secular progress.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
  • Author : Rodney Stark
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27
  • Total pages : 504
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in ...

For the Glory

For the Glory
  • Author : Tom DeHuff
  • Publisher : Peter Randall Pub
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Download or read online For the Glory written by Tom DeHuff, published by Peter Randall Pub which was released on 1993. Get For the Glory Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

For the Glory

For the Glory
  • Author : Duncan Hamilton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII Many people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award ...

Some for the Glory

Some for the Glory
  • Author : Louis Zara
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1937
  • Total pages : 569
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Download or read online Some for the Glory written by Louis Zara, published by which was released on 1937. Get Some for the Glory Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Not for the Glory

Not for the Glory
  • Author : Pamela McCaughey,Moncton Fire Department Historical Society
  • Publisher : Moncton : Moncton Fire Department Historical Society
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 351
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Download or read online Not for the Glory written by Pamela McCaughey,Moncton Fire Department Historical Society, published by Moncton : Moncton Fire Department Historical Society which was released on 1995. Get Not for the Glory Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Folly and the Glory

The Folly and the Glory
  • Author : Tim Weiner
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : From Tim Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, an urgent and gripping account of the 75-year battle between the US and Russia that led to the election and impeachment of an American president. With vivid storytelling and riveting insider accounts, Weiner traces the roots of ...

Getting Fired for the Glory of God

Getting Fired for the Glory of God
  • Author : Mike Yaconelli
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2008-10-21
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Scripture is full of the voices of prophets who convicted, irritated, edified, exhorted, chastised, instructed, encouraged, and proclaimed the Truth. Many followed these prophets; many hated them; some dismissed them; others laughed at them; still others wanted them silenced. The same could be said of Mike Yaconelli. Like the prophets ...

Go for the Glory

Go for the Glory
  • Author : Lauraine Snelling
  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : After a string of wins, Trish breaks her arm, and since the horse Trish and her father have entered in both the Santa Anita Derby and the Kentucky Derby won't tolerate another rider, it seems that they're going to miss the greatest opportunity of their li...

The Light and the Glory

The Light and the Glory
  • Author : Peter Marshall,David Manuel
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Now revised and expanded for the first time in more than thirty years, this classic will now be available for a new generation of readers....

The Captain and the Glory

The Captain and the Glory
  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : A savage satire of the United States in the throes of insanity, this blisteringly funny novel tells the story of a noble ship, the Glory, and the loud, clownish, and foul Captain who steers it to the brink of disaster. When the decorated Captain of a great ship descends the ...

The Glory Train

The Glory Train
  • Author : Christol S. Hardy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Total pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : This story tells the journey of a woman who longs to take her Heavenly ride on The Glory Train. Through many disappointments she must learn life's lessons in order to live a fulfilled life and become a servant of God before her long awaited ride to Heaven....

For the Glory of Christ

For the Glory of Christ
  • Author : Mike Speck,Danny Zaloudik,Cliff Duren
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004-03-23
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Mike Speck's first choral collection for Lillenas! High-energy southern Gospel songs, heart-felt ballads, traditional songs of testimony, original songs of praise....

Health for the Glory of God

Health for the Glory of God
  • Author : Mary Magdalene Kurtz Landis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976-01-01
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Clear instructions are given from guidelines in the Bible for maintaining good health of body and mind for the glory of God. This book includes such titles as these: The Human Body--Its Beginning, Keeping Clean for God's Glory, Food for the Body, a Healthy Mind, and Courtesy for God's Glory. ...

Into the Glory

Into the Glory
  • Author : Jamie Buckingham
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 1974-09-15
  • Total pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Here is the dramatic chronicle of the men and women who comprise the Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS), the flying arm of the famous Wycliffe Bible Translators. Viewed from a distance theirs is a life of color and adventure, but however dramatic and colorful the job of these pilots ...

The Glory Field

The Glory Field
  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 375
  • ISBN : 1400866804
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Summary : Follows five generations of an African-American family, from the capture and enslavement of the first ancestor, through the Civil War and the end of segregation, to a troubled cousin's reunion with his family. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue....