Strangers in a strange land : living the Catholic faith in a post-Christian world
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies|
A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians--and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square. From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; significant demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights; the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes; and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community.
Of blessed memory
Why can't it be like it was
The topography of flatland
Love among the eloi
Nothing but the truth
Darkness at noon
Hope and its daughters
Rules for radicals
Repair my house
A letter to Diognetus
The city of man.
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-- Catholic authors.
Christian life -- United States.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church.
Christianity and politics -- United States.
Church and state -- United States.
|Publisher|| New York :2017
271 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267).