Effects of the Gospel in History

A slave auction before Christians fought successfully to make them illegal. Despite its illegality, human trafficking remains and Christians continue to fight.

slave auction

Learn more - some options:

Prefer to listen? Informal lectures by Dr. Rikk Watts of Regent College (Vancouver) on:

Christianity in the Ancient World (MP3)
Christianity and Charity (MP3)
Christianity and Science (MP3)
Christianity and Slavery (MP3)

Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi on: The Origin of Human Dignity in Human History (MP3)

Prefer to read?

  • Vincent Carroll & David Shiflett, Christianity on Trial: (Encounter Books, San Francisco), 2002.

  • Rodney Stark, For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery, Princeton University Press, 2003.

  • Alvin J. Schmidt, How Christianity Changed the World. Zondervan, 2001, 2004. Summary here. Click on cover (right) for link to Amazon.

Prefer a more academic approach?

The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy, Robert D. Woodberry, National University of Singapore, published in the American Political Science Review Vol. 106, No. 2 May 2012. Click here for PDF.

An economic study: www.haloproject.ca finds that for every dollar a local Christian congregation spends, the community receives an estimated $4.77 worth of common good services; services a city need not provide.