To uphold Christianity in the public square can often feel like an impossible task. Our faith can be deemed irrational and backward, our history can seem awkward and damning, and the modern antipathy to many of our ethical values all makes it seem stupid to even try and suggest Christianity is a good thing for the public square. But is that true?
Glen Scrivener has recently written a fantastic book called 'The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress, and Equality' which seeks to grapple with the accusations and find out what impact Christianity has really had on the world we know.
Given this, we thought we ought to sit down with him and find out more...
Check out Glen's recommendations for further reading mentioned in the interview:
- 'Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism' by Larry Siedentop
- 'The Case Against the Sexual Revolution: A New Guide to Sex in the 21st Century' by Louise Perry
- 'Louise Perry on The Case Against the Sexual Revolution - Interview with Glen Scrivener'
- 'From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity' by Kyle Harper
- 'The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Perculiar and Particularly Prosperous' by Jospeh Henrich