The Resource Bad religion : how we became a nation of heretics, Ross Douthat, (electronic resource)

Bad religion : how we became a nation of heretics, Ross Douthat, (electronic resource)

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Bad religion : how we became a nation of heretics
Title
Bad religion
Title remainder
how we became a nation of heretics
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Ross Douthat
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Language
eng
Summary
As the youngest-ever op-ed columnist for the New York Times and the author of the critically acclaimed books Privilege and Grand New Party, Ross Douthat has emerged as one of the most provocative and influential voices of his generation. Now he offers a masterful and hard-hitting account of how American Christianity has gone off the rails-and why it threatens to take American society with it. In a story that moves from the 1950s to the age of Obama, Douthat brilliantly charts traditional Christianity's decline from a vigorous, mainstream, and bipartisan faith-which acted as a "vital center" and the moral force behind the Civil Rights movement-through the culture wars of the 1960s and 1970s down to the polarizing debates of the present day. He argues that Christianity's place in American life has increasingly been taken over, not by atheism, but by heresy: Debased versions of Christian faith that breed hubris, greed, and self-absorption. Ranging from Glenn Beck to Eat Pray Love, Joel Osteen to The Da Vinci Code, Oprah Winfrey to Sarah Palin, Douthat explores how the prosperity gospel's mantra of "pray and grow rich", a cult of self-esteem that reduces God to a life coach, and the warring political religions of left and right have crippled the country's ability to confront our most pressing challenges, and accelerated American decline. His urgent call for a revival of traditional Christianity is sure to generate controversy, and it will be vital listening for all those concerned about the imperiled American future
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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1979-
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Douthat, Ross Gregory
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other
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Read by Lloyd James
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  • James, Lloyd
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  • Christianity
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • United States
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adult
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Label
Bad religion : how we became a nation of heretics, Ross Douthat, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT11335814
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452627298
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MWT11335814
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sound
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Label
Bad religion : how we became a nation of heretics, Ross Douthat, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
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unknown
Control code
MWT11335814
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452627298
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11335814
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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