9781594033803

In Defense of Faith : The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity

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    9781594033803

  • ISBN10:

    1594033803

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-07-06
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Summary

As religious faith comes under assault from atheism, "In Defense of Faith" examines the strong historical record of the Judeo-Christian idea and asks where we would be without it.

Author Biography

David Brog is the executive director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Before joining CUFI, Brog worked in the United States Senate for seven years, rising to be chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter and staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has also served as an executive at America Online and practiced corporate law in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Philadelphia. Brog lives in Washington, D.C., and San Antonio, Texas.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introduction: The Sanctity of Life and Its Discontentsp. 1
Our Morality: Selfish Genes and Cultural Cloutp. 25
The Judeo-Christian Idea: Transcending Our Selfish Genesp. 53
The Judeo-Christian Idea Against Genocidep. 85
The Judeo-Christian Idea Against Slaveryp. 125
Falling Backwards: The Abandonment of the Judeo-Christian Idea and the Return of Genocide and Slaveryp. 157
The Rising: The Judeo-Christian Idea in the Post-War Worldp. 195
Myths about Biblical Immoralityp. 237
Myths about Judeo-Christian Atrocitiesp. 263
The Myth of Enlightenment Perfectionp. 297
Conclusion: Hubris and Humilityp. 335
Notesp. 367
Indexp. 403
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