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Pope's comments echo Rodney Stark

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran

Submitted by Gary Harmon (United States), Jan 17, 2006 at 12:59

The Pope's argument -- that the Koran is the voice of God and therefore immutable, whereas the Bible represents man's interpretations and therefore allows a reasoned interpretation which may change with circumstance and time -- is exactly the argument presented by Rodney Stark in his new book "The Victory of Reason; How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success".

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