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How Christianity Remade the World: Tom Holland Interview

March 2, 2023   ●   72 min

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In today’s episode, Becket talks with the British historian, Tom Holland, about his brilliant book, “Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World.” We look at how Christian assumptions are underneath everything including the French Revolution, Harvey Weinstein & #METOO, and the Women’s March. Time itself is grounded in Christianity in terms of the calendar we use—B.C (before Christ) and A.D. (anno domini – the year of our Lord). All of time turns on the incarnation of Christ! Our entire society is saturated by Christian concepts and assumptions.

About the book:

Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus-was to be worshipped as a god. Dominion explores the implications of this shocking conviction as they have reverberated throughout history. Today, the West remains utterly saturated by Christian assumptions. As Tom Holland demonstrates, our morals and ethics are not universal but are instead the fruits of a very distinctive civilization. Concepts such as secularism, liberalism, science, and homosexuality are deeply rooted in a Christian seedbed. From Babylon to the Beatles, Saint Michael to #MeToo, Dominion tells the story of how Christianity transformed the modern world.

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