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- Templeton Press 2015; US$ 12.99
What is the state of Christianity in China, really? Some scholars say that China is invulnerable to religion. Some say that past efforts of missionaries have failed, writing off those who were converted as nothing more than ?rice Christians,? or cynical souls who had frequented the missions for the benefits they provided. Some wonder if the Cultural... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
How did the preaching of a peasant carpenter from Galilee spark a movement that would grow to include over two billion followers? Who listened to this "good news," and who ignored it? Where did Christianity spread, and how? Based on quantitative data and the latest scholarship, preeminent scholar and journalist Rodney Stark presents new and startling... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99
Charting the rise of religion from Stone Age spirituality to the recent spread of Christianity in Africa, Asia, and South America, Discovering God asks the age–old question, if god was present from the beginning of time, why did god wait to reveal god's self to humans until (according to their respective traditions) Moses, Jesus, Muhammad,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Many books have been written about the success of the West, analyzing why Europe was able to pull ahead of the rest of the world by the end of the Middle Ages. The most common explanations cite the West?s superior geography, commerce, and technology. Completely overlooked is the fact that faith in reason, rooted in Christianity?s commitment to rational... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In God?s Battalions , distinguished scholar Rodney Stark puts forth a controversial argument that the Crusades were a justified war waged against Muslim terror and aggression. Stark, the author of The Rise of Christianity, reviews the history of the seven major crusades from 1095-1291 in this fascinating work of religious revisionist history. more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99
Celebrated religious and social historian Rodney Starktraces the extraordinary rise of Christianity through its most pivotal andcontroversial moments to offer fresh perspective on the history of the world?slargest religion. In The Triumph of Christianity , the author of God?sBattalions and The Rise of Christianity gathers and refines decadesof... more...
- Templeton Press 2012; US$ 11.99
A few years ago, a debate between atheists and religious believers spilled out from the halls of academia and the pews of America?s churches and into the public spotlight. A crop of atheist manifestos led the charge, surmounting and holding the tops of the nonfiction bestseller lists. This offensive brought on an outpouring of religious rebuttals.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
Winner of the 2008 Christianity Today Award of Merit in Theology/Ethics The History of God In Discovering God , award-winning sociologist Rodney Stark presents a monumental history of the origins of the great religions from the Stone Age to the Modern Age and wrestles with the central questions of religion and belief. more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95
Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation,... more...
- Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 29.95
A shocking snapshot of the most current impulses in American religion. Rodney Stark reports the surprising findings of the 2007 Baylor Surveys of Religion, a follow up to the 2005 survey revealing most Americans believe in God or a higher power. This new volume highlights even more hot-button issues of religious life in our country. A must-read for... more...