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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
In a radical vision for the future of Christianity, American Conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches are hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo-Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House might have bought a brief reprieve from the state's assault, but it will not stop the West's slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actually the way back -- all the way to St. Benedict of Nursia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome's fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring Christian communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new, post-Christian barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. This book is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. The Benedict Option is for all mere Christians -- Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox -- who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church and resilient culture, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night
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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
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  • Christianity and culture
  • Benedict
  • Benedictines
  • 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
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
Control code
ocn957504338
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)957504338
Label
The Benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation, Rod Dreher
Publication
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
Control code
ocn957504338
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)957504338

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