The Triumph of Christianity How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion

Celebrated religious and social historian Rodney Stark traces the extraordinary rise of Christianity through its most pivotal and controversial moments to offer fresh perspective...

Cities of God The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conquered Rome

How did the preaching of a peasant carpenter from Galilee spark a movement that would grow to include over two billion followers? Who listened to this "good news," and who ignored...

How the West Won The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity

Modernity developed only in the West-in Europe and North America. Nowhere else did science and democracy arise; nowhere else was slavery outlawed. Only Westerners invented...

Bearing False Witness Debunking Centuries of Anti-catholic History

As we all know and as many of our well-established textbooks have argued for decades, the Inquisition was one of the most frightening and bloody chapters in Western history, Pope...

The Triumph of Faith Why the World Is More Religious Than Ever

Everybody seems to take it for granted that the world is getting more secular-that faith is doomed by modernity. Scientists, secularists, and atheists applaud the change;...