The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, by Carl R. Trueman, Hardcover

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  • Author: Carl R. Trueman
  • Foreword by: Rod Dreher

SKU: 3902145

“Carl Trueman explains modernity to the church, with depth, clarity, and force. The significance of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self . . . is hard to overstate.” —Rod Dreher, from the Foreword
Our culture is obsessed with identity. Since the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, sexual identity has prevailed both in public discourse and cultural trends, yet no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have fueled the modern understanding of the self.
In this timely book, Carl Trueman analyzes the development of the sexual revolution as a symptom, instead of the cause, of the human search for identity. Trueman surveys the past, brings clarity to the present, and gives guidance for the future as Christians navigate the culture in humanity's ever-changing quest for identity.
Chapters include:
Part 1: Architecture of the Revolution
- Reimagining the Self
- Reimagining Our Culture
Part 2: Foundations of the Revolution
- The Other Genevan: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Foundations of Modern Selfhood
- Unacknowledged Legislators: Wordsworth, Shelley, and Blake
- The Emergence of Plastic People: Nietzsche, Marx, and Darwin
- Epilogue to Part 2: Reflections on the Foundations of the Revolution
Part 3: Sexualization of the Revolution
- Sigmund Freud, Civilization, and Sex
- The New Left and the Politicization of Sex
- Epilogue to Part 3: Reflections on the Sexualization of the Revolution
Part 4: Triumphs of the Revolution
- The Triumph of the Erotic
- The Triumph of the Therapeutic
- The Triumph of the T
- Epilogue to Part 4: Reflections on the Triumphs of the Revolution


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