• WORLD magazine names Baylor prof’s ‘Triumph’ its 2012 Book of the Year

    The Triumph of ChristianityIn its current issue, WORLD magazine names Baylor professor Dr. Rodney Stark’s The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion its Book of the Year for 2012.

    Stark, co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences since 2004, is no stranger to such honors. The Triumph of Christianity is a sequel of sorts to a previous book of Stark’s, The Rise of Christianity, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1996. His works have also been recognized by Christianity Today, the American Library Association, the American Sociological Association and others.

    The Triumph of Christianity — Stark’s 31st book in a long and distinguished career — covers how a small Jewish sect grew into the largest religion in the world. WORLDeditor-in-chief Marvin Olasky  applauds Stark’s accessible writing and excellence in using “both statistics and historical testimony to shoot down stereotypes.”

    Sic ’em, Dr. Stark!

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