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The Fall of Empires (via Christianity.Com – Blogs

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 11:39 AM

Michael Craven
Author, Speaker, Founding Director of the Center for Christ & Culture

A Study of History by Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975) is acknowledged as one of the “greatest achievements of modern scholarship.” Toynbee’s book, huge in scale, achieved wide prominence but he was more admired by the history reading public than by his fellow historians, who criticized him for contorting information to fit his alleged patterns of history. I suspect this criticism stems largely from the fact that Toynbee likely viewed the patterns of history through the redemptive theme of Scripture.

In A Study of History, Toynbee details the rise and decline of twenty-three civilizations about which he wrote, “Of these, sixteen are dead and nine of the remaining ten—all, in fact, except our own are shown to have already declined.” He did suggest then that we may have passed our zenith. Were he alive today he would likely move Western civilization into the category of those in decline.

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June 29, 2011 - Posted by | Religion | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Since all of these societal maladies are results of spiritual and moral declines . . .where are the voices of our churches who are suppose to be the basis of our spiritual and moral foundations?

    Comment by Libby | June 29, 2011 | Reply

  2. I think too many churches are afraid to speak out because they’ll be labeled preachers of hate and violence by the loony left and their loony cohorts in the main stream media. They already label evangelicals as such. Thanks for your contribution, Libby. Please drop in often.

    Comment by Don Smith | June 29, 2011 | Reply


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