Rodney Stark

Rodney Stark

Because God is perfect, his handiwork functions in accord with immutable principles. By the full use of our God-given powers of reason and observation, it ought to be possible to discover these principles.

These were the crucial ideas that explain why science arose in Christian Europe and no where else.More Rodney Stark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Theology is in disrepute among most Western intellectuals. The word is taken to mean a passe form of religious thinking that embraces irrationality and dogmatism. So too, Scholasticism.More Rodney Stark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
... All questions concerning the rise of Christianity are one: How was it done? How did a tiny and obscure messianic movement from the edge of the Roman Empire dislodge classical paganism and become the dominant faith of Western civilization? Although this is the only question, it requires many answers - no one thing led to the triumph of Christianity.More Rodney Stark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The success of the West, including the rise of science, rested entirely on religious foundations, and the people who brought it about were devout Christians.More Rodney Stark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It can be demonstrated that in any society there is a distribution of religious tastes and concerns.More Rodney Stark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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