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In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity

In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity

by David Brog
     
 

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Religious faith is under assault. In books and movies and on television, militant secular critics attack religion with a renewed vigor. These “new atheists” repeat a two-part mantra: that religious faith is hopelessly irrational and that those possessed of such faith are responsible for the hatred and bloodshed that has plagued humanity. Abandon religion,

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Religious faith is under assault. In books and movies and on television, militant secular critics attack religion with a renewed vigor. These “new atheists” repeat a two-part mantra: that religious faith is hopelessly irrational and that those possessed of such faith are responsible for the hatred and bloodshed that has plagued humanity. Abandon religion, they urge us, and the world will at last live in peace.

In Defense of Faith examines this proposition in the context of Western civilization and the Judeo-Christian tradition and asserts that, far from encouraging hatred and violence, the Judeo-Christian tradition has easily been the most effective curb upon the dark defects of human nature and our best tool in the struggle for humanity.

From the Christian activists who fought to stop the genocide of Indians in South America and their ethnic cleansing in North America, to the abolition of African slavery on both sides of the Atlantic, and on to modern human rights activists from Martin Luther King Jr. to the rock star Bono—In Defense of Faith rebuts the fashionable arguments against religion and presents the strong and lasting record of the Judeo-Christian idea. History has not been as kind to the atheist model: every time it is put to the test, we have reverted to the most base, violent instincts of our selfish genes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Remarkable in more than one way, David Brog’s volume on Judeo-Christian history, its ideas and ideals as well as its conflicts, is an important contribution to the understanding of events that transcend contemporary issues and sensitivities.”

Elie Wiesel

“David Brog insightfully explores the rich foundations of many of our nation’s most important values and makes a compelling case for why they are worth defending.”

Senator Joseph Lieberman

In Defense of Faith is an extremely important book. David Brog connects the historical dots in a way that makes the Judeo-Christian contribution to our civilization stand our in clear relief. Rarely have critics of our religious heritage been taken on so effectively.

Pastor John Hagee, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church; Founder and Chairman, Christians United for Israel

"Judaism and Christianity have different theologies. But the Judeo-Christian value system is the greatest value system ever devised. As one who has argued this for decades, I can say with some certainty that David Brog has accomplished something truly major with his book. He has made the case—irrefutably, I believe—that the rejection of the Judeo-Christian idea has led and will again lead to vast human evil and suffering. This is more than an important book. This is an indispensible guide to a better world."

Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and columnist, author, and founder of the Internet based Prager University

"Christians have something to cheer about in David Brog's courageous new book. Wide-ranging and erudite, he offers a much needed corrective to the conventional wisdom on Christianity's historic role in combating evil. This is an informative and inspiring volume that people of faith can profit from for many years to come."

Bill Donohue, President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

"David Brog frames a passionate and persuasive defense of our Judeo-Christian tradition in a manner that transcends culture, creed and ideology. In his first book, David encouraged us to Stand with Israel. Now, he's motivating us to run to apply our evangelical ethos for the sake of humanity at large. This is a timely message that I hope will help rally America's Hispanic faith community to step forward and lead the effort to act on our faith in the service of our fellow men."

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Rodriguez

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594035098
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
06/15/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
975,121
File size:
750 KB

Meet the Author

David Brog lives and writes in Washington, D.C. He worked in the United States Senate for seven years, rising to be chief of staff to a senior United States senator and staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Brog served as an executive at America Online and practiced corporate law in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Philadelphia, PA.

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