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Bad Religion

How We Became a Nation of Heretics

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Publication Date:
5/15/2013
ISBN:
9781439178331
Pages:
337
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5 X 8
Product Type:
Paper

AS THE YOUNGEST-EVER OP- ED COLUMNIST FOR The New York Times, Ross Douthat has emerged as one of the most provocative and influential voices of his generation. In Bad Religion he offers a masterful and forceful account of how American Christianity has lost its way-and why it threatens to take American society with it.

In a world populated by "pray and grow rich" gospels and Christian cults of self-esteem, Ross Douthat argues that America's problem isn't too much religion; nor is it intolerant secularism. Rather, it's bad religion. Conservative and liberal, political and pop cultural, traditionally religious and fashionably "spiritual"-Christianity's place in American life has increasingly been taken over, not by atheism, but by heresy: debased versions of Christian faith that stroke our egos, indulge our follies, and encourage our worst impulses.

In a brilliant and provocative story that moves from the 1950s to the age of Obama, Douthat explores how bad religion has crippled the country's ability to confront our most pressing challenges and accelerated American decline.

Ross Douthat is a columnist for "The New York Times" op-ed page. He is the author of "Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class" and "Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream". Before joining the "Times" he was a senior editor for "The Atlantic". He is the film critic for "National Review", and he has appeared regularly on television, including "Charlie Rose", PBS "Newshour", "Real Time", and "The Colbert Report".
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