By Centre for Public Christianity | PublicChristianity.org
Published in July of 2018
SUMMARY: A series of insightful video clips, totaling just 17 minutes, from the documentary For the Love of God that details the history and the far-reaching influence of the image of God on human civilization.
KEY QUOTE: “It’s hard for modern western persons quite to grasp how strange, in long historical perspective, their view of the moral good, of social justice, of what the human person is or the unique almost infinite value of the person in each instance. It simply wasn’t the case in the ancient world. It hasn’t been the case in most of human history.”
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