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For the glory of God : how monotheism led to reformations, science, witch-hunts, and the end of slavery

Author: Rodney Stark
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Series: Princeton paperbacks
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ideas about God, argues Rodney Stark, have shaped the history & culture of the West. He examines the Reformation, the rise of science, witch-hunts & the abolition of slavery to demonstrate his case.
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Stark, Rodney.
For the glory of God
(DLC) 2002031746
(OCoLC)50511057
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Stark
ISBN: 9781400866809 1400866804
OCLC Number: 900783767
Awards: Commended for Christianity Today Book Award (History/Biography) 2004
Description: 1 online resource (x, 488 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: dimensions of the supernatural --
God's truth: inevitable sects and reformations --
God's handiwork: the religious origins of science --
God's enemies: explaining the European witch-hunts --
God's justice: the sin of slavery --
Postscript: gods, ritual and social science.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks
Responsibility: Rodney Stark.
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