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More Thoughts From Al Mohler on Books

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Books, Libraries, and the Ideal of Christian Scholarship by Dr. Al Mohler

“As a matter of fact, for most of the Christian centuries, books have been the possessions of the privileged few. All this changed with the Gutenberg revolution and the invention of movable type, but the mass availability of the book required other economic transformations as well. The mass availability of books and other printed materials is a fairly recent development, but we take it for granted.  The middle classes started building home libraries and book collections in the Victorian era and developments like the Book of the Month Club brought books solidly into what sociologists now call “middlebrow” culture.” – Mohler

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