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Wednesday Giveaway: Why You Think The Way You Do

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Why you thinkPeople often talk about worldview when describing the philosophy that guides their lives. But how have we come by our worldviews, and what impact did Christianity have on those that are common to Western civilization?

This is the question addressed by Glenn Sunshine in Why You Think The Way You Do: The Story of Western Worldviews from Rome to Home, which is today’s featured giveaway.

Chuck Colson wrote a helpful summary. “The book begins by outlining the dominant worldview of Rome, paganism, which resulted in a “glittering empire” with a “rotten core.” ...Into that dark, violent world came the light of Christianity, which began to change the hearts and minds of diverse groups of people throughout the empire. 

Instead of devaluing life, Christians promoted a worldview in which every individual is important because he or she is created in God’s image. This led Christians in the Roman Empire to oppose the gladiatorial games, to elevate the status of women and girls, to reduce the number of abortions and end the practice of infanticide, and to oppose slavery. While Rome eventually collapsed in the fifth century, Christianity and the Church have survived through the ages.” 

There are two copies of Why You Think The Way You Do up for grabs and the giveaway will run through Thursday.

To enter simply comment below with your answer to this question: What is something of value that Christianity contributed to Western Civilization?

(For example, the legal abolition of slavery in England)

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