257. India, Europe and the Biblical Revolution | Vishal Mangalwadi & Jordan Peterson

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

May 30, 2022

This episode was recorded on April 28th, 2022.

Vishal Mangalwadi and I discuss the history of India and the role the Bible played in shaping it as a country. We explore the influence of missionaries, India's caste system, power, the impact of the British empire on slavery, widow burning and infanticide, the revolutionary nature of the distribution of the Bible, and more.

Vishal Mangalwadi is a social reformer, political columnist, Indian Christian philosopher, writer, and lecturer. He is the author of 20 books, including The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization.


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0:00 — Intro

3:18 — Benefits of Christianity

7:25 — The Parable of The Blind Men & the Elephant 

8:46 — The Vedas, Quran, and the Bible

13:53 — A Biblical Perspective

19:27 — Truth in the Bible

22:01 — Origins of Language

25:29 — Enlightenment & Revolutionary Effect of the Bible's Distribution 

28:52 — Natural Right

31:53 — The Rule of Law

38:56 — History of India

44:35 — Consequences of the Mughal Empire 

49:00 — Caste System, Karma, Non-Evident Equality 

52:40 — The Doctrine of Human Equality & Translating the Bible

55:35 — Missionaries in India

58:32 — Exploitation, Slavery, Power

1:01:14 — Conscience & the Soul

1:07:26 — Missionaries as Educators 

1:09:15 — The British Empire vs. Slavery

1:17:12 — Language as Discriminatation

1:21:07 — English & Indian Vernacular

1:25:20 — Widow Burning & Infanticide

1:36:20 — Effects of the Biblical Revolution 

1:45:11 — Outro  

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