Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity, Natasha Moore, with John Dickson, Simon Smart and Justine Toh, looks at the historical impact of Christianity upon culture. "For the Love of God +- : How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined" is winner of the 2020 Christian Book of the Year Award.
"Christianity, depending on who you ask, is either a scourge on our society, narrow, delusive, and inevitably producing hatred and violence; or the foundation of some of the best elements of our culture and a continued source of hope, comfort to those in need, and moral inspiration.
Are we talking about the same people here?
Are we looking at the same history?
In For the Love of God, Natasha Moore confronts the worst of what Christians have done, and also traces the origins of some of the things we like best about our culture back to the influence of Jesus.
Covering episodes from the Spanish Inquisition to Martin Luther King Jr, Florence Nightingale to the "humility revolution", this book offers an accessible but wide-ranging introduction to the good, the bad, the ugly - and the unexpected - when it comes to the impact Christianity has had on the world we live in."
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