Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics


The booklet that has sparked a lively nationwide debate about the nation of yank religion, praised via Timothy Keller as “provocative” and “compelling,” whereas The New York Times says “Douthat assaults nonsense on either the cultural correct and left…responsible and fair,” and the Washington Times raves “a great documentation of America’s situation of faith,” now in paperback.

AS THE YOUNGEST-EVER OP-ED COLUMNIST FOR The long island Times, Ross Douthat has emerged as some of the most provocative and influential voices of his iteration. In Bad faith he deals a masterful and forceful account of the way American Christianity has misplaced its way—and why it threatens to take American society with it.

In a global populated through “pray and develop wealthy” gospels and Christian cults of vanity, Ross Douthat argues that America’s challenge isn’t an excessive amount of faith; neither is it illiberal secularism. really, it’s bad religion. Conservative and liberal, political and pa cultural, generally non secular and fashionably “spiritual”—Christianity’s position in American existence has more and more been taken over, now not by way of atheism, yet by means of heresy: debased types of Christian religion that stroke our egos, indulge our follies, and inspire our worst impulses.

In a super and provocative tale that strikes from the Nineteen Fifties to the age of Obama, Douthat explores how undesirable faith has crippled the country’s skill to confront our such a lot urgent demanding situations and sped up American decline.

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