Forces of Faith Author:Wim Blockmans, ed. Christianity has greatly influenced European culture. Soon after its emergence in Antiquity, the new belief was able to supplant the older religions very quickly. During the Middle Ages the Church was a powerful institution with great influence over the daily lives of the common people and international politics. The Reformation and the religiou... more »s wars tht followed illustrate how strong the forces of faity can be.
In this volume of The Roots of Western Civilization many aspects of European religious life are discussed, from the early Christian catacombs to Protestantism and from the Russian Orthodox Church to the decline of Christianity's influence today.« less