ISBN: Greg is a follower of the Way of Jesus with two decades of ministry experience that includes serving nine congregations affiliated with four Mainline Protestant denominations, working in social enterprise for a faith-based nonprofit, teaching undergraduate religion courses, writing about matters of faith that matter, and doing what he can to help make the world a better place for all people.
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The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion
So What? The numbers listed above differ from those most often presented for one reason: they exclude China. Stark excludes China from these tallies and handles China separately for several reasons, including the limitation that no foreign polling company is permitted to ask religious questions and citizens are unlikely to feel safe responding honestly when answering authorized polls.
By removing China two significant shifts occur:. What resources have helped you form or significantly reform your understanding of Christian history? Yes it is an important issue — so much so that Stark has written a whole book on this, which I review here:.
And what care do you take over who teaches them the faith, that they know their God and creator?
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Are baptized? Hear mass? Keep festival days and Sundays?
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These [Indians], are they not men? Do they not have rational souls? Are you not obligated to love them as you love yourselves? Do you not understand this? Do you not feel this?
A Review of The Triumph of Christianity. By Rodney Stark. - CultureWatch
How is it that you are in such a deep, lethargic sleep? That was a good review Bill. Who knows, maybe Rodney could have been right. We are allowed to speculate. Carl Strehlow. There were 3, people came to Christ on the day of Pentecost.
How many people heard Christ preach during his ministry? He fed 5, and then 4, The number of Christians in AD 40 one would think would have to be closer to 10,, surely. Tas Walker.
Thanks for keeping balance and helping us to do the same. Often what we absorb at school takes a long time to correct but its good to hear reasoned comment Katherine Fishley. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.
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