Tag: Rodney Stark

Rodney Stark on “The People’s Religion”

I've been reading Rodney Stark's The Triumph of Christianity, and I'm struck by what he says about one of my major interests, Christian education, during the Reformation and post-Reformation: The English philosopher John Locke (1632--1704) noted that a preacher "may as well talk Arabic to a poor day-labourer as the notions" that the Anglican clergy preferred … Continue reading Rodney Stark on “The People’s Religion”

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January 2009: Books Read

1. Between Two Worlds: The Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century by John Stott. This book has been re-issued recently with the more up-to-date subtitle "The Challenge of Preaching Today," but the version I read was the older one. I've long admired John Stott, and when I read this book, I found that he … Continue reading January 2009: Books Read