Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity

Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity

Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity

Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity

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Overview

Is God dying? Some people think so—and more want it so. They say Christian beliefs and our way of life aren't relevant anymore. But what critics, and even many churchgoers, don't realize is the life-changing importance of Christianity.

Showing how the world would be a dark place without Christianity, Unimaginable guides you through the halls of history to see how Jesus' teachings dramatically changed our world and continue to be the most powerful force for good today. Learn

· How Christianity has stood against slavery, racism, eugenics, and injustices toward women and children
· Why freedom as a universal value and modern education and legal systems owe much to Christianity
· How Christians throughout the ages have demonstrated the value of human life by sacrificially caring for the sick, marginalized, and dying
· How people of faith are extending God's kingdom through charities, mental health initiatives, and other ways.

This provocative and enlightening book is sure to encourage believers and equip them to respond to doubters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764232169
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 496,962
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jeremiah J. Johnston, Ph.D., is a New Testament scholar called to equip Christians to love God with all their hearts and minds. As president of Christian Thinkers Society, Jeremiah is passionate about resourcing believers to give intellectually informed reasons for what they believe. He speaks regularly and contributes to national publications and shows, including, Fox News, CNN, USA Today, Relevant, The Christian Post, and several other media outlets. Jeremiah and his wife, Audrey, along with their five children, live in Texas. Learn more at www.christianthinkers.com

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 15

Part I The World Before Christianity

1 Our Sense of the Divine 25

2 A World of Suffering 32

3 A World of Fear 40

4 A World of Inequality 51

5 A World of Bondage: Racism 62

Part II The World Without Christianity

6 A Slippery Slope 73

7 Dehumanizing Humanity 86

8 Atheism and the Broken Soul 96

9 "Superman" Arrives 108

10 Hitler's Hell on Earth 119

11 When Truth Is What You Want It to Be 129

Part III The World With Christianity

12 Jesus' Tour de Force: Good News for All People 149

13 New Hope: Jesus and His Proclamation 159

14 New Life: What Made Christianity Irresistible? 169

15 Christianity Ends Racism and Slavery 180

16 Without Jesus, Women Would Not Be Free 187

17 Healing the Unimaginable in Your Life 195

Acknowledgments 203

Notes 205

About the Author 237

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