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The Benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation, Rod Dreher

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The Benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation
Title
The Benedict option
Title remainder
a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation
Statement of responsibility
Rod Dreher
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
American Christianity is in decline. From the outside, churches are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. From the inside, they are being hollowed out by the departure of young people and a watered-down pseudospirituality. Conservative Christian political influence has collapsed. Confused and frightened Christians wonder: What went wrong? What?s next? Do we have a future in post-Christian America? Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actually the way back?all the way back to Saint Benedict of Nursia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the decadence of Rome, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians under Barbarian rule. He and his fellow monks built resilient communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. By creating spiritual centers of hope that were strongholds of light through the Dark Ages, they saved not just Christianity, but Western Civilization. The Benedict Option is for Christians who know something has gone terribly wrong but don?t know what to do about it. This book offers hope and a plan for surviving and thriving in the chaos and growing darkness of our time
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dreher, Rod
Dewey number
261.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR526
LC item number
.D735 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Benedict
  • Benedictines
  • Christianity and culture
  • Christian life
  • Monasticism and religious orders
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The Benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation, Rod Dreher
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The awakening -- The great flood -- The roots of the crisis -- A rule for living -- A new kind of Christian politics -- A church for all seasons -- The idea of a Christian village -- Education as Christian formation -- Preparing for hard labor -- Eros and the new Christian counterculture -- Man and the machine -- Conclusion: the Benedict decision
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780735213296
Lccn
2016053888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn957504338
Label
The Benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation, Rod Dreher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The awakening -- The great flood -- The roots of the crisis -- A rule for living -- A new kind of Christian politics -- A church for all seasons -- The idea of a Christian village -- Education as Christian formation -- Preparing for hard labor -- Eros and the new Christian counterculture -- Man and the machine -- Conclusion: the Benedict decision
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780735213296
Lccn
2016053888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn957504338

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