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Rodney Stark

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Rodney Stark is University Professor of the Social Sciences, Baylor University. Before earning his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, he was a staff writer for several major publications. Among his many books are the influential studies The Rise of Christianity and One True God: Historical Consequences of Monotheism.


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The Victory of Reason
How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
Written by Rodney Stark


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Victory of Reason
How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
Written by Rodney Stark


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $15.95

In The Victory of Reason, Rodney Stark advances a revolutionary, controversial, and long overdue idea: that Christianity and its related institutions are, in fact, directly responsible for the most significant intellectual, political, scientific, and economic breakthroughs of the past millennium.
In Stark’s view, what has propelled the West is not the... Read more >
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