The public rings with complaints that our culture is breaking down, that the breakdown of Western Civilization is at hand. Yet in order to understand the complex forces behind both hold up and destroy Western Civilizations, one must learn the historical undergirdings of such ideas. Discover the intellectual and cultural dynamics of Greece, Rome, Judaism and the rise of Christianity and the impact they had upon popular opinion. Tracing the intersection of philosophy, religion and science, the modern Western mind will be enlightened as it reads of the backstory of our complex modern society. 544 indexed pages, softcover.