Is this a sign of maturity, or of the retreat of Christianity and more importantly individual Christians from the acts of faith that shaped our culture? Aquí puedes acceder a millones de libros. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Mangalwadi posee una mente brillante. But to see, eyes need light. El filósofo indio Vishal Mangalwadi guía a los lectores en un viaje histórico a lo largo del último milenio, en el que explora cómo y por qué la Biblia reformó Europa y convirtió a Occidente en una civilización con una forma de pensar única: técnica y tolerante, científica y libre, justa y próspera. It will resonate with the audience it's intended for, most of whom already agree with what is being said. That's a legitimate thesis to pursue, but I can't but wish that it wasn't so hopelessly and exclusively entwined in a presentation to somehow assume that St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and company are the whole of the Bible.
Ultimately, Mangalwadi wants to call the West back to a commitment to the Bible and its worldview to reverse what he sees as a rapid decline in relativistic morality and its consequential nihilism that results in despair. Mangalwadi gives a heartbreaking personal example from his volunteer experience in an Indian village where a mother and father let their young second daughter starve to death because they saw little value in her life and no way to save her despite Mangalwadi's explanation of help and repeated offers to provide it p. This is a problematic book. A investigação histórica ampla empreendida pelo autor, aliada ao seu testemunho pessoal, fazem deste livro um guia indispensável para todos quantos se interessam pela análise cultural dos nossos tempos e pela defesa da fé cristã ante os desafios impostos pelo politicamente correto e pelo relativismo. There are two areas of weakness in the book: 1. Later, a Hmar native learned to read first his native language and then Greek and Hebrew to translate the full New Testament.
Mangalwadi concludes with a chapter on the transformation of the the Hmar tribe of Northern India by the introduction of Christianity through a translation of the gospel of John brought by an early 20th century missionary who defied British colonial restrictions on travel into Hmar territory. At the same time, the West is reminded of its Christian heritage and how it got to be where it is. Racionalidad: ¿Qué hizo de Occidente una civilización pensante? Por qué los traductores de la Biblia Wycliffe, Lutero y Tyndale se convirtieron en grandes revolucionarios de la historia. Cheguei a este livro através da D. Mangalwadi writes from the perspective of an easterner who had the opportunity to attend school because of the influence of western culture on his native India. La forma fluida en la que escribe el autor, con su testimonio personal, nos acerca más al libro.
And what about countries based firmly on a secular philosophy such as Sweden? Consequently, his argument becomes very repetitive as he tries to force the cause and effect of historical events into his very narrow historical thesis. Only astrologers, fortune-tellers, witch doctors, and sorcerers thrive on such glaciers. Although the thesis of the book can be derived from any of the chapters, certainly some are more interesting than others but it was hard to be keep from reading them all. It traces Western ideas back to the original source of their inspiration, the Bible, questions the modern notion that Western thought originated in the Greco-Roman tradition, criticizes the moral bankruptcy that religious and social mindsets created in countries not founded on the Bible, makes a case for recognizing the ideas of moral absolutes as exemplified by the Bible's teachings and, for me at least, makes one question their stance on the Bible and faith. If one of these is not present then we do not have this historical entity called 'The West'. It gave me a greater appreciation not only of what make western culture unique, but also of the source and inspiration for the qualities that made it so.
The subtitle could be misleading, however. Ya que el lector sea un ávido estudiante de la Biblia o alguien escéptico respecto a su relevancia, El libro que dio forma al mundotransformará su idea de la influencia de la sagrada Escritura en prácticamente cada faceta de la civilización occidental. It's always interesting and a good reminder to read a Christian book that has as the author a non-western mind. Good questions, all of them. Being from an Asian culture allows the author to speak realistically and critically about the difference between Western and other cultures. I was interested when offered a copy of this work to review.
This book reveals how the ideas that we consider common sense or universal are actually unique to cultures that have been influenced by the Bible. This is all about Cultural based Christianity and why Western is better than all others. His claim is that the Bible has made all the difference. O Felipe Sabino, criador do maior portal de teologia reformada do Brasil, o Monergismo, também havia feito referências muito positivas a respeito dele. The Book That Made Your World would not be nearly so valuable as it is if it wasn't written by an Indian who has spent a great deal of his time investigating the history of India and its uneasy relationship with the West. Mangalwadi uses this approach throughout his book, constantly referring to his experiences in Hindu India and how these experiences shape how he reads the biblical influence on Western development. .
Rather, these are the words of a man who has come into the rich flow of wisdom, and truth. I have two key issues with this historical thesis: first, as a historical conceit it is only partially correct at best; second, the author presents this book with a historically flawed methodology. En los anos sesenta muchos occidentales viajaron a Oriente en busca de sabiduria espiritual. Christian worldview is important, and lots of Christian authors have written on the topic effectively. I've grown up list I enjoyed this book. And not only that, he does stack of original research — to find out if what he is being told is true. Desde la política y la ciencia hasta la enseñanza y la tecnología, la sagrada Biblia se ha convertido en la clave para entender la mente occidental.
Mangalwadi acknowledges the precedence of non-Western advances in mathematics Islamic Arab and science paper, printing, and fireworks among others in Buddhist China but repeatedly points out that these individual accomplishments never blossomed into revolutions of any of the aspects of worldview government, law, human rights, literature, morality, language, science, technology, medicine, and economics. El libro que dio forma al mundo hace el viaje inverso. Después de finalizar esta obra, usted no será el mismo, ni pensará del mismo modo. That it has been written by a non-western Asian is startling in itself. La gracia de Dios en el evangelio 3.
This book is an eye opener even for people that have a good grasp on theology and its relation to cultures and societies. Organizations like Compassion International that provide food, clean water, health care, and education to millions of children in deep poverty around the world, presenting the living gospel in deeds that match their words, give me hope that Western culture is still informed by Western Christians who still act heroically through the influence of the the word and Logos of God. Why are most of the countries considered the least corrupt located in the west? His target audience is western Christians, esp Vishal Mangalwadi has produced a broad sweeping cultural history of Christianity. A very intriguing read, from a historical and intellectual perspective, about the success of western civilization and the reason for its success. Overall however, the book has the flavor of Institutional and State-based religion which is evidently clear as you look at the forwards and endorsements of the book.
He attempts to make the case that we by necessity can only understand full Truth by revelation by being told. This book is one of the philosophically heaviest books that I've ever encountered. I was not required to write a positive review. En los años sesenta muchos occidentales viajaron a Oriente en busca de sabiduría espiritual. This books should drop like a bomb in the middle of our complacent and arrogant so-called secular scholars. Su autor, el filósofo indio Vishal Mangalwadi, pone de manifiesto la motivación personal que alimentó su propio estudio de la Biblia e ilustra de manera sistemática cómo sus preceptos se convirtieron en el armazón de la estructura social a lo largo del último milenio. As a book it attempts to show what the 'soul' is of Western Civilization.