The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity

David Brog has written a compelling new book, titled In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity, that is a passionate rebuttal to those critics who assault the Judeo-Christian tradition as a source of evil and who do not credit it as the wellspring of so much of what is good and noble in the Western world. Critics of Christianity such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins (and a myriad of others, including much of the liberal media commentariat) have been very active in disparaging Judeo-Christian ethics and morality. This has given rise to defenders such as British columnist Melanie Phillips, whose book The World Turned Upside Down I reviewed earlier in the year. Now David Brog joins the battle for the defense of the West. The West has been built on the moral and ethical  foundations laid down by Jews and Christians over the centuries; there are many -- within and without Western societies -- who would like these foundations to crumble.I...(Read Full Article)

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