Strange New World

Book and Study Guide

By Carl R. Trueman

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Strange New World

Book and Study Guide

By Carl R. Trueman

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From Philosophy to Technology, Tracing the Origin of Identity Politics

How did the world arrive at its current, disorienting state of identity politics, and how should the church respond? Historian Carl R. Trueman shows how influences ranging from traditional institutions to technology and pornography moved modern culture toward an era of “expressive individualism.” Investigating philosophies from the Romantics, Nietzsche, Marx, Wilde, Freud, and the New Left, he outlines the history of Western thought to the distinctly sexual direction of present-day identity politics, providing readers with a clearer understanding of the modern implications of these ideas on religion, free speech, and issues related to personal identity. For fans of Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, this new book offers a more concise presentation and application of some of the most critical topics of our day.


Author:

Carl R. Trueman

Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is a contributing editor at First Things, an esteemed church historian, and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Trueman has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The Creedal Imperative; Luther on the Christian Life; and Histories and Fallacies. He is a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Product Details

Title: Strange New World
Published: March 22, 2022
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8537-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8537-1
Category: Culture & Social Issues
Retail Price: $27.99
Binding: Paperback
Trim: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Page Count: 208

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

Chapter 1: Welcome to This Strange New World
Chapter 2: Romantic Roots
Chapter 3: Prometheus Unbound
Chapter 4: Sexualizing Psychology, Politicizing Sex
Chapter 5: The Revolt of the Masses
Chapter 6: Plastic People, Liquid World
Chapter 7: The Sexual Revolution of the LGBTQ+
Chapter 8: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Chapter 9: Strangers in This Strange New World

Glossary
Notes 
Index