The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution

By Carl R. Trueman, Foreword by Rod Dreher

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

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The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution

By Carl R. Trueman, Foreword by Rod Dreher

Modern culture is obsessed with identity. Since the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, sexual identity has dominated both public discourse and cultural trends—and yet, no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have contributed to the modern understanding of self. In The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Carl Trueman carefully analyzes the roots and development of the sexual revolution as a symptom, rather than the cause, of the human search for identity. This timely exploration of the history of thought behind the sexual revolution teaches readers about the past, brings clarity to the present, and gives guidance for the future as Christians navigate the culture’s ever-changing search for identity.


Author:

Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is an esteemed church historian and previously served as the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University. Trueman has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The Creedal ImperativeLuther on the Christian Life; and Histories and Fallacies. Trueman is a member of The Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Specifications

Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 416
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5633-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5633-3
Size: 6.0” x 9.0”
Weight: 24.0 ounces
Published: November 24, 2020

Table of Contents

Foreword by Rod Dreher
Preface
Introduction

Part 1: Architecture of the Revolution
1: Reimagining the Self
2: Reimagining Our Culture

Part 2: Foundations of the Revolution
3: The Other Genevan: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Foundations of Modern Selfhood
4: Unacknowledged Legislators: Wordsworth, Shelley, and Blake
5: 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
6: Sigmund Freud, Civilization, and Sex
7: 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
8: The Triumph of the Erotic
9: The Triumph of the Therapeutic
10: The Triumph of the T
Epilogue to Part 4: Reflections on the Triumphs of the Revolution

Concluding Unscientific Prologue