July 28, 2009

Hank Hanegraaff interviews Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi on the lecture series Must the Sun Set on the West.

Born and educated in India, Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi is an international lecturer, social reformer, and has authored or co-authored 13 books and lectured in 30 countries. When his remarkable work with the poor in central India sent him to jail, he was motivated to study how the West became a relatively just, free, and prosperous civilization. These 11 lectures, based on his forthcoming book, present his conclusion that the Bible is the soul of Western civilization.

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Topics discussed: The myth that Western Civilization devolved into the dark ages as the result of the fall of the Roman Empire, Greek thought being snuffed out by Medieval Church men, the shackles of Christian superstition being broken with the rediscovery of Greek thought in the Italian Renaissance and Enlightenment (1:45). Western Civilization was built upon the DNA of the Bible (5:31). Christianity truly gave women equality and modern women’s liberation is leading them back to oppression (6:31). What about Christianity that liberates women (8:11). How to answer the question: Must the sun set on the West? (21:45). Clarification on Christian capitalism and the problem of associating capitalism with greed (28:52). We are living on the razor thin edge between fascism and freedom (41:52). Parallels between the seeds of fascism sown in German universities in the 1930s and what is being taught in modern American universities (47:20).