Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics

Dec 8, 2019 by

by Dwight Longenecker, The Imaginative Conservative: Puzzled by the sudden surge of identity politics, Mary Eberstadt traces its genesis to the sexual revolution. By doing so, she addresses the “primal screams” of faceless, lonely people grabbing at an identity like a shipwrecked person clutching at flotsam. Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics, by Mary Eberstadt (192 pages, Templeton Press, 2019) A pastor who is even half doing his job will be on the front lines...

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A Review of Reenchanting Humanity. By Owen Strachan

Dec 8, 2019 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch: This new book on biblical anthropology is excellent, covering modern matters such as transgenderism: Over the years many good books on biblical anthropology have appeared. One thinks of works such as Meredith Kline’s 1980 book, Images of the Spirit, and Anthony Hoekema’s 1986 volume, Created in God’s Image. This brand-new work is a welcome addition to this topic. In this book the American theology professor offers us 400 pages on the subject, looking at not...

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Communism’s war on Christianity and Islam

Nov 25, 2019 by

By Daniel Kalder, UnHerd: The Soviet Union’s long campaign against religion anticipated Dawkins and Hitchens. The anti-religion campaigns of Richard Dawkins and co. seem like a modern phenomenon, very much a 21st century internet sort-of thing. But, like pretty much every social trend, it’s all been done before, with the same arguments and counter-arguments regurgitated, and on numerous occasions. The most vicious and sustained of these campaigns began around a century ago, part of a...

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The First Sexual Revolution: The Triumph of Christian Morality in the Roman Empire

Sep 22, 2019 by

by Kevin de Young, The Gospel Coalition: Kyle Harper’s From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity (Harvard, 2013) is an impressively learned and important book. Still a youngish man (which means younger than me), Harper is already a professor of classics and letters and senior vice president and provost at the University of Oklahoma. As an expert in the history of the late Roman world, Harper explores in this volume how the Christian sexual ethic, so...

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The Noble Liar – The Influence of the BBC and the Meritocracy

Sep 20, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: The Noble Liar  by Robin Aitken is my book of the year, so far, and I doubt whether any book will overtake it.  It is a stunning insight from a former BBC journalist and executive – who has 25 years experience of the organisation.  If you want to understand what is going on in our culture, The Noble Liar, is essential reading. The book is subtitled – “How and Why the BBC distorts the news to promote a liberal agenda” . I am going to take some time to look at...

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How identity politics drove the world mad

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Roger Scruton, Unherd: Douglas Murray’s brave new book explores the madness of modern discourse. We thrive on disagreement, but only if we do not also feel threatened by it. In every period of history, therefore, there have been opinions and customs that are dangerous to question, since they provide the firm foundations on which our disagreements rest. Whether religious or political, these established ways of thinking and acting have been protected by law, and embedded in the...

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