In the book, Hart defends the role of Christianity in transforming the world for the better through the ages, contrary to the assertions of critics who assert the faith has done more harm than good.
He outlines how Christianity transformed the ancient world in ways that may have been forgotten, bringing liberation from fatalism, conferring great dignity on human beings, subverting the cruelest aspects of pagan society, and elevating charity above all virtues.
He then argues that the term ‘Age of Reason’ was in fact the beginning of the eclipse of reason’s authority as a cultural value.
Hart closes the book in the present, delineating the ominous consequences of the decline of Christendom in a culture that is built upon its moral and spiritual values.
Michael Ramsay Prize goes to ‘Atheist Delusions’
maggio 28, 2011 di channelman