Essay about How The West Won By Mr. Rodney Stark

1174 Words Oct 6th, 2016 5 Pages
First, let me introduce the author; Mr. Rodney Stark, a Social Science Professor at Baylor University, being one of the utmost versed in the telling of the history of Western Civilization. He has also written other books on the subject matter as well. Mr. Stark the Author of How the West Won; The Neglected Story of Triumph of Modernity, has a commitment to truth, with a willingness to go out on a limb for truthful, and historical data that others may considered it “barbaric” in today’s society, but in fact, he has written of the true history. This is a fantastic truth-telling book from a historical point of view. One of his basic concepts is that: Western Civilization did shape the rest of the world. Uniquely planning the books outline through the early times of Mesopotamia, the Greek culture, the Roman Empire, and to modern eras, including religion, wars, inventions, and slaves of different backgrounds that are parallel to mold the world we live in today. Moreover, how the ancient Greek culture survived through to modern times in a providential way. I appreciate the way he expounds on how the empires rose and fell and the how the aftermath became recycled from the fall. Furthermore, on a broader scale, how Christianity fits in history, and its major role in the world, as well as the science, and politics.
The introduction to the book is a must-read prior to jumping into the main course. Enjoying Mr. Stark’s introduction sets the tone for western civilization readers…

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