Yet most academics dismiss the importance of the Bible in the foundation of modern moral and philosophical thought. According to author Robert J. Hutchinson, critics are distracted by alleged historical inaccuracies, scientific contradictions, or supposed textual variants--and they miss the larger significance. In his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide(TM) to the Bible, Hutchinson explains the mistake that so many atheists and academics make in ignoring the Bible's unique ideas about science, law, and universal human rights, ideas that permeate our culture.
In this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series, The Politically Incorrect Guide(TM) to the Bible refutes critics' attempts to diminish the holy book's historical and philosophical significance. Hutchinson uses evidence straight from biblical passages to show how its themes and ideas are essential to our daily lives.
"The ideas contained in the Bible led to many of the things we cherish most in Western civilization, including the recognition of human rights, freedom of religion, limited government, even science," reveals Hutchinson. The Politically Incorrect Guide(TM) to the Bible busts the myths promoted throughout history by atheists and liberals.
MYTH #1: The Bible stifles scientific progress
Biblical religion was not the enemy of science, but rather the intellectual matrix that made science possible in the first place. Without the key insights celebrated in the Bible, which spread throughout Europe, science would have never developed.
MYTH #2: Religion is a threat to liberal democracy and political freedom
Secular intellectuals take full credit for the concept of limited government, while in fact the origins of liberty and a belief in limited government lie in the values and ideas found in the Bible.
MYTH #3: Modern morality does not come from the Bible
Atheists like Richard Dawkins are largely ignorant of the influence of biblical law on the development of both Western morality generally and the law specifically. Biblical commandments contain concepts of justice, mercy, concern for the poor, and equality before the law that were unprecedented in their time.
MYTH #4: Slavery was virtually mandated in the Bible
Slavery was first officially banned in Christian Europe, and almost all abolitionists who actually risked life and limb to end slavery were devout Christians.
To receive a review copy or schedule an interview with Robert J. Hutchinson, please contact Emily Ranshaw at 202-216-0601 ext. 484 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Source: Christian Newswire)