Christianity, Capitalism, and the West
We examined the role of Christianity in the rise of capitalism and important Western institutions through readings in Rodney Stark’s The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success and selected essays that are critical of the Stark thesis.
Israel, Jonathan I. Enlightenment Contested. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Jones, Eric. “Review of Rodney Stark, The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success.” EH.Net Economic History Services (March 2006): 3.
Lilla, Mark. The Stillborn God. New York: Random House, Inc., 2007.
Sherlock, Richard and Roger Barrus. Interpretation (Flushing). New York: Interpretations Inc. , 1993.
Stark, Rodney. The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism and Western Success. New York: Random House, 2006.
Wolfe, Alan. New Republic . New York: New Republic, 2006.