How One Woman Changed the World 500 years ago
Celebrating the Protestant Reformation with Vishal Mangalwadi, part 2
‘Five hundred years ago,’ Vishal Mangalwadi writes, ‘my country, India, had more wealth than Europe. Then, suddenly, some countries rapidly overtook us. What happened?
It is tempting to credit the West’s success to greed, guns, germs and steel. These did play a role. A responsible analysis, however, cannot overlook the impact of the Protestant Reformation.
Economics has become such a complicated subject that it is difficult for many to understand a simple secret of the West’s progress. That secret was a woman — Mrs. Katherine Luther.’
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