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Affluent Christian Investor | October 21, 2017

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AboutVishal Mangalwadi, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Vishal Mangalwadi

Vishal Mangalwadi

Prof Vishal Mangalwadi directs the Centre for Human Resource Development in a Unversity in North India. He has authored 20 books and lectured in 40 countries. His exposition of Indian philosophy and Western thought and culture In books such as "The World of Gurus", and "The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization" are studied at university level.

Posts By Vishal Mangalwadi

October 17, 2017 |

Why the West Attracts Immigrants

Immigration has become a major challenge to the West.

People want to migrate to the West because it respects individual rights and freedoms. It believes in human dignity and equality. It puts law over rulers and stands for good … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

Bible Seminary and the Marginalization of Christianity

William Carey was an English cobbler. He could not get an admission into Oxford or Cambridge because he was a Baptist. Those state universities were for Anglicans only. So he educated himself in his home and on his workbench.

In … Read More

October 4, 2017 |

Meet Mrs Katharine Luther: The Secret of the West’s Economic Success

Five hundred years ago my country, India, had more wealth than Europe. Then came a dramatic change. Some European countries began to develop faster than the rest of the world.

What happened?

It is tempting to credit the West’s success … Read More

September 14, 2017 |

Britains Greatest Gift to India

I have been invited to present to the Members of Parliament in London the case for the Bible as The Book that Made Your World. This is fitting since the Bible is the greatest gift that the British gave to India.

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September 13, 2017 |

Is There Hope for the Nation?

Fatalism, pessimism, escapism have paralysed many cultures. Optimism is one characteristic that explains the West’s amazing progress. Where did it come from?

Thomas Hobbes, an atheist philosopher noted that “Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”

Gautam Buddha, India’s … Read More

September 11, 2017 |

SEX: The Secret of the West’s Economic Success

England began colonising the Indian sub-continent in 1757. By 1850s Indian thinkers began asking what made a small island such as England so powerful? Indian writers such as Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar came to an astonishing conclusion: one of the West’s … Read More

September 7, 2017 |

The Secret of the Scientific Revolution

Why was science born in Europe? Why not in India, China, or Egypt?

Why did the scientific revolution take off in the 16th-17th centuries? Why not in ancient Greece, medieval Christianity, Muslim Middle-East?

Peter Bond, an Australian sociologist, spent seven … Read More

September 6, 2017 |

Bible is Pro-Nation, Anti-Empire

Following the Persian Wars, Europe adopted Middle-Eastern, Pagan idea of ‘Empire’ and suffered under competing empires: Greek, Roman, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Austrian, Russian, British, German etc.

The Roman Catholic Church baptized the Pagan idea of Empire as “Christendom” – … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

Your Freedom Came From Missionaries, Not From Ghandi

“India –The Grand Experiment” was published 20 years ago, in 1997, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of India’s Independence from the British Raj. It presented the case that while Mahatma Gandhi played a role in India’s Independence, he had nothing … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

Islam’s Problem with Democracy

Iraq and America have won Mosul from ISIS (with significant help from Shia Iran). Mosul is Iraq’s 2nd largest, predominantly Sunni, city. Yet, the news, pictures and videos of the victory are heart breaking. It will cost $1 billion to … Read More

July 28, 2017 |

How the Bible Created Modern India: a Book I Hope to Write Some Day

Why are “Native” Americans or Australians “Indians”? Why is Indonesia, Indian-Asia?

When Vasco de Gama landed in Kerala, no one there thought of himself as an Indian or even as a “Malyalee”. For Malayalam didn’t exist as a language, until … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

How Mrs. Luther Helped Create Modern Capitalism

Can you imagine a learned Imam, at the doors of a Jama Masjid, nailing 95 charges against his own religion?

From Raja Ram Mohan Roy to Mahatma Jotiba Phule to Swami Dayanand, Indian reformers did exactly that. They led India’s … Read More

July 24, 2017 |

Reformation: New Heart, or New System?

The world is observing two great anniversaries in 2017: the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the 100th anniversary of Russia’s Communist Revolution. The first helped create the modern world the second devastated nations.

What was the difference? Communist … Read More

July 18, 2017 |

“We the People” in US and Indian Constitutions: Did It Come From Rousseau?

In yesterday’s discussion on the ‘Kingship of All Believers’, Karla Perry said that her university in America taught her the same non-sense as my university in India: that ‘Popular Sovereignty’ was an idea coined by French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau … Read More

July 17, 2017 |

Kingship of All Believers: How the Bible Created Modern Political Freedom

Hinduism taught my mother’s caste that they — the Kshatriyas — were created to govern. Lower Castes were created to serve priests and kings. So my maternal great-grandfather ruled two villages. The Bible, on the other hand, taught that every … Read More

July 3, 2017 |

The Nation—and the West’s Theological Bankruptcy

“Nation” and “Nationalism” have become key theological issues of our times – thanks to Brexit and Trump’s election. They were key issues in the recent elections in Holland and France.

Although the media does not say so, the Islamic … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Why Do People Migrate to the West?

Many are attracted to the West because of its respect for individual rights and freedoms. Its belief in human equality. Its standards for education and medical care. Its justice that puts law above rulers. Its opportunities for economic progress. … Read More

June 20, 2017 |

The State has the Monopoly to Use Force Provided the State is Bound by Law

India remains a beacon of hope to colonies that became free after WW2: We can also govern ourselves with civility, without surrendering our sovereignty to our army.

Thanks to the lingering educational influence of the evangelical missionary movement and the … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

Imagine: Saddam Hussein, a White House Guest in 2002

President George W Bush had just won a decisive victory over Taliban’s terror in Afghanistan. He used his immense political capital to invite Iraq’s President, Saddam Hussein, to the White House. Hussein was to be honored Chief-Guest at American Thanksgiving. … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

Q: Why Are You Talking About Europe’s Soul?

Europe’s soul is the Bible. Can you lose the Bible’s worldview and save individual souls?

In America 70% Christian youth stop going to church when they start going to college. Only 3% of the church growth in America is due … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Music + Terror = Pluralism: No Joy to the World

American singer and actress, Ariana Grande, was not the only one “broken” by Monday’s bomb-blast. It killed 22 of her fans and injured 59 more after her Manchester concert. Her words, “I have no words,” voiced the numbness of many.

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May 23, 2017 |

Can Europe Be Reformed Again?

Mr. Antero Laukannen, the Honourable Member of Parliament, asked a Finnish publisher to publish The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization. He contributed the Foreword. On April 25, during the book’s launch … Read More

May 11, 2017 |

The Cross: The Reason for Tolerance

The West is deeply divided regarding the Muslim refugees. Some welcome them, others oppose their presence, and most are nervous. One reason for nervousness is obvious: the West values its free press, the right to assemble and express one’s opinions, … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Faith

When the Chief Priests sent a mob to arrest Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, one of his disciples, Peter, drew his sword. He struck off the ear of one of the Chief Priest’s servants. The Lord rebuked Peter and … Read More

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