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How Christianity Saved Civilization...and Must Do So Again

By: Mike Aquilina,James L. Papandrea
Narrated by: Peggy Normandin
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Ancient Rome's brutal culture exploited the weak and considered human life expendable. Women were used as property; unwanted children were left on the streets to die.

Four centuries later, even ordinary men and women prospered in what had become a vigorous new Christian society, a society that served the vulnerable, exalted women, treasured virtue, and loved peace.

Faith had triumphed. Truth was proclaimed. And on this rock-solid foundation, Christian society flourished in the West for the next 1500 years.

These eye-opening sections document the many ways in which Christians penetrated and civilized that debased Roman empire, introducing then-radical notions such as the equal dignity of women, respect for life, protection of the weak and vulnerable, and the obligation of rulers to serve those they rule and maximize their freedom.

Here you'll learn about the seven specific areas where any paganism, ancient or modern, is particularly vulnerable. They provide a roadmap for modern Christians to reclaim for the faith our own neo-pagan modern culture.

Facing an overwhelmingly dark and hostile culture, Rome's early Christians took the steps necessary to transform it. Their struggles and the hard lessons they learned documented here afford us hope that, by imitating their example, we may do the same for our culture today.

How Christianity Saved Civilization was previously published as Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again. This new edition has been brought into print to offer hope that Christianity may once again transform our dark and hostile culture.

©2019 Sophia Institute Press (P)2019 Sophia Institute Press

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I never knew any of these facts about the church. Fascinating comparison between Rome and America. Vivid descriptions of how early Christians endured and finally really did change the world. The audible version is gripping and read very well. I usually increase speed by 1.5, but not this time. I am buying the written version to make notes. Great book to teach you what you never knew.

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My First Century understanding of the church was broadened. Her effect upon our culture has been radically understated in modernity.

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