Top 10 Books That had Major Influence to Man

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If we strictly consider all the books that had significant impact on our lives, we can end up with a long list. However, there are those few notable masterpieces that standout. Thus, we are coming up with our list of top 10 books with the greatest impact to the world.


1. The Bible


There is no doubt that The Bible has the strongest impact and influence to many of us among all books. The Bible is singled out as the main reason why the powerful Roman Empire was converted to Christianity. The Bible is also the top selling Book of all time.


2. The Qur’an

The Quran

The Qur’an is the Islamic’s world holiest book. The Book was written based on the revelations of Angel Gabriel to Prophet Mohammed. The contents of the Qur’an were preserved through word of mouth and it was only 20 years after the death of Mohammed that the contents and revelations were collected and put into writing.


3. The Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas

The Summa Theologiae

The Summa Theologiae is a multi-volume book set which is described as the collection of the beliefs and doctrines of Christianity. The book is considered in high regard and importance, and the second most influential book next to The Bible.


4. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

The Rights of Man

Thomas Paine is a renowned English writer who had major influence on Democracy and American Democracy in particular. It was Paine who presented the treatise in his book, The Rights of Man, that the main purpose of the existence and claim to power of governments is their avowed duty to protect the rights of their constituents.


5. Either/Or by Soren Kierkegaard


Either/Or presents two views of life. The first one is anchored on responsibility and ethical duty and the second view refers to the hedonistic way of looking at life. This book was written by the renowned writer considered as the father of existentialism and unarguably exerted strong influence in the writing style of other existentialists.


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