Table of contents for The victory of reason : how Christianity led to freedom, capitalism, and Western success / Rodney Stark.


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INTRODUCTION: Reason and Progress ix
PART I: FOUNDATIONS
CHAPTER I: Blessings of Rational Theology 3
CHAPTER 2: Medieval Progress: Technical, Cultural, and Religious 33
CHAPTER 3: Tyranny and the "Rebirth" of Freedom 69
PART II: FULFILLMENT
CHAPTER 4: Perfecting Italian Capitalism  103
CHAPTER 5: Capitalism Moves North 129
CHAPTER 6: "Catholic" Anticapitalism: Spanish and
French Despotism 161
CHAPTER 7: Feudalism and Capitalism in the New World 195
CONCLUSION: Globalization and Modernity 233



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Civilization, Christian, Capitalism Religious aspects Christianity History