Must The Sun Set On The West?
This series is based on the book entitled "The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization". These lectures, recorded at the University of Minnesota, fill a vital need for anyone who wants to understand the root cause of the West's decline and what must be done to reverse it. With charm and passion, Dr. Mangalwadi argues that the Bible is the soul of Western Civilization and its rejection and replacement by the secular narrative has led to a gradual but ever-intensifying decline. But far from being a prophet of doom, Mangalwadi gives hope for Western renewal based on a return to biblical values.
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep1 - The Devolution of Human Dignity
In this lecture, Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi suggests that the doctrine of human dignity was a foundational assumption that made the West unique.
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep2 - Losing the Soul of Music and Hope
From Bach to Cobain: Losing the Soul of Music and Hope
In this lecture, Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi explores what made the West a uniquely musical and optimistic civilization, enabling it to sing "Joy to the World" in a world full of evil and suffering
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep3 - The Decline from Reason to Mysticism
From Da Vinci to Dan Brown: The Decline from Reason to Mysticism
For 500 years, scholars recognized Leonardo da Vinci as a quintessential Renaissance man: a man of reason. Now novelist Dan Brown has fictionalized da Vinci into a promoter of non-rational sexual mysticism.
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep4 - Why Witchcraft Appeals More Than Science
From Science to Sorcery: Why Witchcraft Appeals More Than Science
This lecture explains why the postmodern West is more interested in Harry Potter than Isaac Newton.
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep5 - Turning Men into Playboys
In this lecture, Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi explains why the postmodern West is becoming a culture of desperate housewives. It is turning men into boys who cannot take responsibility for the women they love and the children they produce.
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep6 - Does Washington Know the Recipe for Freedom?
From the Scottish Reformation to the Iraqi War: Does Washington Know the West's Recipe for Freedom?
In this lecture Vishal Mangalwadi argues that the American attempt to liberate Iraq became a quagmire, at least for a while, because the Sunnis have good reason to fear a Shi'ite majority. The tyra...
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep7 - Beyond Good and Evil
From the Great Awakening to a 'New Age': Beyond Good and Evil
In this lecture, Dr. Mangalwadi explains how morality was written into the DNA of the West. He reminds us that in the early 18th century, the West was as corrupt as most nations are today. It was transformed by spiritual revivals that ...
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep8 - Can the Messiah Save Hollywood?
From Paul to Paris Hilton: Can a Defeated Messiah Save Hollywood Heroes?
Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi points out that the heroism that built the West consisted of an inner spiritual substance. 20th-century thinking has secularized charisma into a superficial, external makeup.
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep9 - Why Do Taxpayers Pay to Defend Terriorists?
From Tolerance to Terrorism: Why Do Taxpayers Pay Advocates to Defend Law Breakers?
This lecture was delivered days after a jury found a 23-year-old British woman, Samina Malik, guilty of possessing terrorist literature. The lecture traces the history of tolerance from 17th-century philosopher Jo...
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep10 - From Darkness to the Light
Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi asserts that the sun need not set: a revival is possible. He describes how he discovered the light. His secular education had left him with nothing but skepticism and nihilism. Its worst aspect was that the university taught him absolutely nothing about the light that libera...
Must The Sun Set On The West? Ep11 - From Monasteries to the Twin Towers
Bonus Lecture - From Monasteries to the Twin Towers: The Crumbling Spirituality of Capitalism
Most people assume that business and management are secular activities, but on the basis of his firsthand experience, Dr. Mangalwadi explains how religion prevented his native India from developing indus...