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How Christianity Changed the World


Zondervan 2004

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Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic, secularized, and biblically illiterate. Many people today have little sense of how their lives have benefited from Christianity’s influence, often viewing the church with hostility or resentment. How Christianity Changed the World is a topically arranged Christian history for Christians and non-Christians.

Grounded in solid research and written in a popular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic tool in talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence for why Christianity deserves credit for many of the humane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in the Western world in the last two thousand years.

Scripture references are linked directly to Greek and Hebrew texts, along with the English Bible translations of your choice. For any word in any language, you can double-click on that word and your digital library will automatically search your lexicons for a match. That gives you unprecedented access to linguistic data, along with all the tools you need for exegesis and interpretation.

Key Features

  • Foreword by Paul L. Maier
  • Photographs, timelines, and charts
  • Questions for reflection and discussion

Praise for the Print Edition

Honest and realistic . . . a fascinating inspirational experience.

—David O. Moberg, professor emeritus of sociology, Marquette University

Product Details

  • Title: How Christianity Changed the World
  • Author: Alvin J. Schmidt
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 448

About Alvin J. Schmidt

Alvin J. Schmidt (PhD, University of Nebraska) retired in 1999 as a 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.

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