The Rise And Fall Of The Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals

February 7, 2017|
The Rise And Fall Of The Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals by Burton L. Mack
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A preeminent scholar explores the evolution of the Christian worldview and argues that it no longer offers a satisfactory vision for our democratic, multicultural society

This book is the culmination of a lifelong scholarly inquiry into Christian history, religion as a social institution, and the role of myth in the history of religions. Mack shows that religions are essentially mythological and that Christianity in particular has been an ever-changing mythological engine of social formation, from Roman times to its distinct American expression in our time.
 
The author traces the cultural influence of the Christian myth that has persisted for sixteen hundred years but now should be much less consequential in our social and cultural life, since it runs counter to our democratic ideals. We stand at a critical impasse: badly splintered by conflicting groups pursuing their own social interests, a binding common myth needs to be established by renewing a truly cohesive national and international story rooted in our democratic and egalitarian origins, committed to freedom, equality, and vital human values.
Burton L. Mack is Wesley Professor Emeritus of Early Christianity at Claremont School of Theology. Pioneering the study of Christian Origins, his nine books include The Lost Gospel.
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Title:The Rise And Fall Of The Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 in
Published:February 7, 2017
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300222890

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