Has religion made useful contributions to civilization?

An examination and a criticism
  • 30 Pages
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  • English
Watts & co. , London
Christianity, Civilization, Chri
Statementby Bertrand Russell.
LC ClassificationsBL2780 .R86
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p.
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Open LibraryOL179920M
LC Control Numbera 32002875

My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race. I cannot, however, deny that it has made some contributions to civilization.

It helped in early days to fix the calendar, and it caused Egyptian priests.

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HAS REUGION MADE USEFUL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CIVILIZATION. My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.

I cannot, however, deny that it has made some contributions to civilization. Has religion made useful contributions to civilization. (Little blue book) [Bertrand Russell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Russell, Bertrand, Has religion made useful contributions to civilization. London, Watts & co. Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization. My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.

I cannot, however, deny that it has made some contributions to civilization. From The Urantia Book: Civilizations are unstable because they are not cosmic; they are not innate in the individuals of the races. They must be nurtured by the combined contributions of the constitutive factors of man—science, morality, and religion.

Civilizations come and go, but science, morality, and religion always survive the crash. "My own view on religion is that of Lucretius.

I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race." —-Bertrand Russell, "Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?" (). Christians have made a myriad contributions to human progress in a broad and diverse range of fields, both historically and in modern times, including the science and technology, medicine, fine arts and architecture, politics, literatures, Music, philanthropy, philosophy, ethics, theatre and business.

Its historic role Judaism has played a significant role in the development of Western culture because of its unique relationship with Christianity, the dominant religious force in the West. Religion plays a big influential factor in the development of the western civilization.

A major impact to this development is how Christianity transformed the Roman Empire. Did Religion Create Civilization.

05/25/ pm ET Updated For years, historians, archeologists, anthropologists and pretty much all of the other "ologists" have agreed that agriculture created civilization, including religion, as we have.

Let us do a brief review of the contribution of Islam to civilization as we know it. Trigonometry, Sine, Tangent, Co-Tangent The Arabs developed these functions in trigonometry and Ibn Moosaa's work Hisaab-Al Jab-Wal Muqaabala (The Calculation of Integration and Equation) presented examples in the 8 th century CE.

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acquire the contributions of the islamic civilization belong to that we have enough money here and check out the link. The first section briefly reviews the emergence of Islamic civilization and its impact on Europe, while the second provides specific examples of contributions to science and civilization.

Emergence of Islamic Civilization Progress began in the later part of the seventh century and the beginning of the eighth century (CE) under the Umayyad rule. So far unacknowledged, this missing link is now being told in a multifaceted exhibition called " Inventions" initiated in in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Foundation of Science, Technology and Civilization, a British-based non-profit organization.

This exhibition has been shown in many locations around the world. Such an ideational culture doubtless would have its religion: but it might be the worship of what has been called the Savage God.

Such ruin has occurred repeatedly in history. When the classical religion ceased to move hearts and minds, two millennia ago, thus the Graeco Roman civilization.

Every past civilization-Greek, Persian, Hindu, and Egyptian-made its contribution to the rapidly growing universal culture of Islam. It was a period of great exaltation, similar to that which later, partly through Islamic influence, was to inspire Europe and to be known as the Renaissance.

Contributions made to mankind by the Egyptian civilization. The Ancient Egyptians made huge contributions to mankind, which were essential for the development of society. Some examples include their problem-solving techniques, their vision and ways of seeing the world, which subsequently served humankind to create thought and reasoning in general, ways of recording.

Lord Russell, in his famous essay "Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?" has outlined a concise account of contributions made by religions (all religions) to human civilization [Ref: Why I am not a Christian, p].

This is a book that should be in the home of every Catholic and anyone interested in defending and understanding the undeniably great contributions of Western Christendom and European civilization.”-Ryan McMaken, “Dr. Woods has provided a great service not only to the Church, but also to students of Western civilization.

One thing I have noticed in studying history is that with each founding of a civilization, from the Sumerians to the Turkish Empire, there has been an accompanied and specifically unique set of religious beliefs (different from the totemism and animism of Neolithic and Neolithic-esque societies).

Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has been extensive. MUSLIMS CONTRIBUTIONS TO WORLD CIVILIZATIONS.

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WALEED FARIS INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OUTLINE Introduction Islamization as historical process Muslim Contributions to Other Civilization Muslim Contributions To Islamic Civilization What About Future Conclusions.

INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Myth#1 Muslims conveyed the Greek heritage to the European. It was the vehicle of Muslim achievements in combining reason and faith, accumulating useful knowledge, and creating the experimental method that subjected Europeans to get out of their “Dark Ages” and into the renaissance.

Regarding this fact, Robert Briffault in his book, “The Making of Humanity” states. And here are some of the most important contributions of the people of Persia or Iran, to the world civilization: 1.

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The first human civilization - - The Persian Civilization (==Eilam); It was ahead of Egypt by years, of India, by 1, years, and of China, by 2, years, of Greece by 3, years, and of Rome, by 4, years.

Religion is one of the main long lasting contributions of ancient civilization which helped give the people something to believe in and not have to feel lost in a world that was new to them. There was a time between ce to ce when the Islamic lands produced a large number of exceptional men.

Western scholars think that these exceptional men were products of a massive translation effort by ex-Buddhist the Barmak family living i. There is almost no question the answer to this is Britain it is not a popular answer but it is objectively correct it is even more remarkable because Britain is such a tiny country with a relatively small population and a crap climate.

There is no. The biblical idea of a distinct 'Jewish contribution to civilization' continues to engage Jews and non-Jews alike. This book seeks neither to document nor to discredit the notion, but rather to investigate the idea itself as it has been understood from the seventeenth century to the present.

According to National Geographic, every civilization, no matter how ancient or modern, shares a specific set of characteristics. For instance, a civilization must have large population centers or urban areas, such as cities and towns, because it aids in the development of that civilization.

Checkmark Books An imprint of Facts On File, Inc. West 31st Street New York NY The Library of Congress has cataloged the hardcover edition as follows: Keoke, Emory Dean. Encyclopedia of American Indian contributions to the world: 15, years of inventions and innovations / Emory Dean Keoke and Kay Marie Porterfield.

p. cm.These two civilizations also produced some of the ancient world’s greatest writers, leaders, and philosophers. The cultures of ancient Greece and Rome made a number of contributions to western civilization in the form of advancements in literature, architecture, art, government, and philosophy.Christianity has been historically intertwined with Western civilization.

However, it is difficult to decide what its effects were. Through its long history, the Church has been a major source of social services such as schooling.

Several universities were founded by the Church.