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    DescriptionSecular humanists and other "progressives" have been predicting the demise of religion for the past 250 years. But they keep running into a problem: those who were supposed to be liberated by the secular gospel that God is Dead aren't buying it. Except for some parts of western Europe and in countries culturally destroyed by Communism, secularization in the radical sense has not occurred. While it has not obliterated the religious impulse, however, the drive towards "progressive irreligion" has, Robert Royal believes, encouraged ignorance of religion's central role in the development of the West. In "The God That Did Not Fail," Royal offers an original reading of religion in ancient Greece and Rome, of Christianity and Judaism, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the several modern Enlightenments, culminating with a profound assessment of our current postmodern moment. He concludes that since religion is a permanent part of human nature and of the particular character of the West, our efforts should be directed not into a quixotic effort to deny the undeniable, especially as we face challenges from Islamic fundamentalism, but into promoting a well thought out and dynamic interplay of faith, reason, and modern freedoms.


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    Title
    The God That Did Not Fail
    Subtitle
    How Religion Built and Sustains the West
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Royal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 311
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594035173
    ISBN 10: 1594035172
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC, HBG
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Approval Code: A13250000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000, A41200000
    DC22: 200.91821
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    DC21: 200.91821
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Encounter Books,USA
    Imprint name
    Encounter Books,USA
    Publication date
    10 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York