A review of Nick Spencer's book
The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values
Ian Harper, February 2017
The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values is a collection of essays written by Spencer based on material published and/or delivered over the past ten years, and including some essays written especially for this volume. The theme, as the title and subtitle indicate, is the role Christianity has played in shaping the values of the modern West, including the dignity of the individual, nationhood, law, democracy, humanism, atheism, science, secularism, ethics, rights, welfare, and capitalism. Broadly speaking, each essay focuses on one of these topics but there is understandably some overlap.
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