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The post-Christian mind : exposing its destructive agenda
Blamires, Harry.
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Ann Arbor, Mich. : Vine Books, [1999]

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209 pages ; 21 cm
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In The Post-Christian Mind, Harry Blamires vividly describes the way the media is trashing Christian principles in every area of life--human rights, marriage, family, morality, health, cconomy, environment, polities. Then he issues a call for Christians to act. What we need, says Blamires, is a Christian backlash, a vigorous response to the new paganism of the contemporary world. If we find that we are part of the problem, here is our chance to become part of the solution. Book jacket.

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Harry Blamires is a highly respected teacher and author of important works including The Christian Mind and The Tyranny of Time.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

According to Blamires (former head of the English department at King Alfreds College, Winchester), the gulf between the modern mind and the traditional Christian worldview has never been greater. In an earlier book, The Christian Mind, Blamires mapped out the main tenets of the orthodox Christian faith and how they interacted with the world of the mind. In this follow-up, he explores the views and attitudes of modern secular society, pinpointing the preconceptions undergirding popular contemporary attitudes and showing how they represent positions antagonistic to the Christian faith. Analyzing such areas as marriage and family, discrimination, the human body, democracy and freedom of expression, Blamires charts the decline that occurs when traditional Christian morality is set aside. The result of this drift from tradition, he says, is disastrous for our civilization. We have reached the turn of the century and the post-Christian society isnt working. Its as simple as that. Blamires constructs his case by quoting from a variety of press clippings from U.K. newspapers. Focusing not only on trends that trouble him but also on the way they are reported, he aims much of his disgust at the popular media for furthering the relativistic mind-set. Blamires was a student of C.S. Lewis, and like his mentor, his highly readable arguments are spiced with memorable anecdotes and built on a firm foundation of common sense. Though a bit of a curmudgeon at times, Blamires gracefully delivers his thesis with wit and logic. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
1. The Post-Christian Mindp. 9
2. Rightsp. 21
3. The Familyp. 29
4. The Family Under Attackp. 39
5. Marriage and Divorcep. 49
6. Morality Under Attackp. 61
7. Valuesp. 73
8. The Old and the Newp. 83
9. Discriminationp. 93
10. The Body Beautifulp. 107
11. First Principlesp. 117
12. Democracyp. 127
13. Freedomp. 139
14. Freedom of Expressionp. 149
15. Economic Freedomp. 165
16. Back-to-Nature Movementsp. 175
17. Charity and Compassionp. 183
18. Denigration of Christianityp. 195
19. Conclusionp. 205