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Christianity On Trial: Arguments Against Anti-Religious Bigotry

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In "Christianity on Trial," Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett do not shrink from confronting the tragedies that have been perpetrated throughout the ages in the name of Christianity. But they argue that the current indulgence of anti-Christian rhetoric in our culture not only involves bad taste, but tunnel vision and willful historical illiteracy as well. Carroll and Shif ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Encounter Books
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Debbie
Jul 20, 2010 Debbie rated it really liked it
"Christianity on Trial" explores if the charges critics most frequently level against Christianity are true and if they accurately represent the history of Christianity. The authors kept a neutral tone throughout (though they obviously thought Christianity more good than bad) and discussed both the good and the bad in Christian history. They looked at the actions of all Christians--Catholics, Quakers, Puritans, Protestants, etc.

Each chapter started with common charges laid against Christianity b
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Nov 19, 2012 Wingedbeaver rated it it was ok
Shelves: 48-in-2012
I don’t really have much to say about this book, but in an effort to document everything I read this year in hopes of reaching 48 books, here’s a brief review. I’ll start out by confessing I am a Christian, maybe not as devout as I should be, or someone who falls in lockstep with everything the Church says, but enough that my point of view is one that Christianity, as imperfect as it may be, is a cause for good in the world. In recent years, as Christianity has become more prevalent in U.S. pol ...more
jeff
Nov 15, 2007 jeff rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people interested in christian history
Many people like to think that they are underdogs and that they are being wronged by "The Man" or some other nameless faceless entity. I've heard Christian complain about how the secular world is taking over and the country is going to hell. I've also heard atheists complain that Christians are overpowering and run the country.

I don't want to be over dramatic but this book really does a good job of illustrating bigotry target at Christianity and Christians, usually from society's "cultural elit
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Erin
Nov 15, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok
I'm so glad class time ran out and I didn't have to finish this book. I just found it so dang boring.
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Shelves: faith, non-fiction
I think an important book to read and understand Christianity's history, and how it has been twisted in people's perceptions today. No matter what you believe, you should understand the truth.
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Christians deplored this entertainment, and not merely because there was always the chance that they might themselves someday wind up as prey. Rather, they were repulsed by the way this spectacle debased human life.”
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