Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution PDF AZW3 EPUB MOBI TXT Download

From Philosophy to Technology, Tracing the Origin of Identity PoliticsHow did the world arrive at its current, disorienting state of identity politics, and how should the church respond? Historian Carl R. Trueman shows how influences ranging from traditional institutions to technology and pornography moved modern culture toward an era of “expressive individualism.” Investigating philosophies from the Romantics, Nietzsche, Marx, Wilde, Freud, and the New Left, he outlines the history of Western thought to the distinctly sexual direction of present-day identity politics and explains the modern implications of these ideas on religion, free speech, and personal identity. For fans of Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Strange New World offers a more concise presentation and application of some of the most critical topics of our day. Individuals and groups can work through the book together with the Strange New World Study Guide and Strange New World Video Study, sold separately. Cultural Analysis from a Christian Perspective: Explores the history of the sexual revolution and its influence todayA Concise Version of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Offers an approachable presentation of the points in Trueman’s popular bookA Great Resource for Individual and Small-Group Study: Each chapter ends with thought-provoking application questionsPart of the Strange New World Suite: Can be used with the Strange New World Video Study and Strange New World Study Guide

Carl R. Trueman
March 22, 2022
208 pages

File Size: 83 MB
Available File Formats: PDF AZW3 DOCX EPUB MOBI TXT or Kindle audiobook Audio CD(Several files can be converted to each other)
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese

“Carl Trueman is one of the truly vital thinkers of our time. In Strange New World, he explains just how the West’s preoccupation with a navel-gazing concern for emotional ‘authenticity’ has crippled our ability to think―and is consequently undermining the future of our civilization. A true must-read.”―Ben Shapiro, Host, The Ben Shapiro Show; Editor Emeritus, The Daily Wire; author, The Authoritarian Moment“At last, one of the most important books of the century is available in a more accessible format for the general reader! If you are confused about the moral and spiritual chaos overtaking Western civilization, and anguished over the seeming impotence of Christianity to stop the collapse, Strange New World is the book you absolutely must read. Here, in a single volume, is the best diagnosis of our cultural crisis. Anyone who wants to get themselves and their children and communities through this new dark age with their faith and sanity intact needs to read Carl Trueman’s blockbuster.”―Rod Dreher, author, The Benedict Option and Live Not by Lies“As I have traveled the world, I have often hired tour guides to lead me through unfamiliar locations. Their expertise has always proven helpful in explaining what I am seeing and experiencing. And in much the same way, Strange New World is essentially a guided tour to modern times. Trueman acts as a wise and trusted guide to a culture that has become increasingly uncomfortable and unfamiliar. I highly recommend you take the tour.”―Tim Challies, blogger,“An essential primer on how the world went mad. Trueman traces the origin and history of our worst ideas so that the nonscholar can understand why so many intellectuals are talking complete nonsense with such absolute conviction. A good read, a smart read, and an important read.”―Andrew Klavan, author, The Great Good Thing; host, The Andrew Klavan Show“Carl Trueman is one of the most important public intellectuals of our time, and this book, Strange New World, should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand our present age. Trueman offers a brilliant analysis of the modern mind, the autonomous self, identity politics, and the sexual revolution. This book demonstrates courage on every page, and the reader will draw courage from reading it. Read it and tell your friends about it.”―R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Centennial Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary“In a rare combination of erudition and clarity, Carl Trueman explains us to ourselves. From Rousseau and the Romantics, through Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud, to today’s increasingly incoherent gender theorists, Trueman outlines the history of ideas that brought us almost ineluctably to this moment. But he doesn’t leave us here; by revealing the wrong turns, he maps out a way forward, all the while manifesting the integrity and charity of a true gentleman. In a world of confusion, Strange New World is crystal clear; its author, the teacher we need today.”―Erika Bachiochi, author, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision“This book is a You Are Here marker for disoriented pilgrims in postmodernity. Its sober analysis of where we are and how we got here will equip readers to engage contemporary confusion over identity. Strange New World makes the important argument of Carl Trueman’s earlier work, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, widely accessible and an excellent resource for classrooms, small groups, and individual inquiry.”―Jennifer Patterson, Director of the Institute of Theology and Public Life, Reformed Theological Seminary About the Author Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is a contributing editor at First Things, an esteemed church historian, and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Trueman has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The Creedal Imperative; Luther on the Christian Life; and Histories and Fallacies. He is a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. <div id="

  • Trueman does a wonderful job at breaking down the understructure of the time and culture we currently find ourselves within. Diving into aspects of “expressive individualism” and the “sexual revolution” and showing the progression of the self, moving from submission to divine external morality, to the culturally celebrated performance of inward sexualized expression as the ultimate moral standard.I found this book to be a wonderful cultural exegesis while remaining approachable for those previously unfamiliar with the names and philosophies discussed throughout. The book is concise and to the point, and neither throws any punches nor withholds the truth of biblical stance and reasoning in response to what’s happening in the world around us.Each chapter brings you on a natural progression from the chapters before and takes you into the developing thought processes and cultural imagination of the west over the past 500 years. Finishing with the final chapter which, I greatly respect, is a short overview of how the church should consider responding to the culture that already has reservations if not disdain toward our voice in the matters. Trueman is not quick to assert a know-it-all stance on how to respond, but instead gives healthy guidelines and ancient voices to submit to as the body of Christ discerns its best response.I have already recommended this book to many pastoral colleagues and individuals in leadership. I truly believe this is one of the most significant books of our day for gaining a clear grasp on the undercurrents of our culture and the culture that is affecting, and ultimately influencing, those we lead. Knowing how we got to where we currently are can truly help in knowing how we might get to where we need to be.
  • This book provides a framework to understand what’s going on in our culture. Nowadays, most people in our society no longer look to or rely on external culture or institutions for their “identity.” Instead, it’s “all about me,” meaning each person desperately tries to “invent” him- or herself. It becomes an identity quest. The problems come quickly, as it is a tremendous responsibility to “invent oneself” from scratch. Sadly, the future does not look bright.
  • As gender and sexuality issues are increasingly in the news, I have been trying to understand how various ideas have become so widely accepted in our society in such a short amount of time. This book from Carl Trueman does an excellent job of explaining how we have gotten from the way our grandparents thought to where we are today.This book was written as a more accessible version of Trueman’s other recent book “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.” This book definitely made me think, but it was not difficult to read. As someone who has not done much philosophical or academic reading since college (in the days when postmodernism was a hot topic), I am able to understand this book.Trueman goes back through history to describe where different ideas emerged which form the basis for modern thought. He explores how the idea of the self and expressive individualism are the root of many of the ideas which have become accepted in our society today.This book is written from a traditional and Christian worldview which is exactly what I was looking for, but it may not be for everyone.Overall this is a very enlightening read and I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to understand how we’ve gotten to where we are.
  • Carl Trueman, author of The Credal Imperative, gives a Christian historian’s counter-cultural perspective on identity politics. He explains how society’s take on sexual identity has changed through secular ideology. He shows the philosophical roots of the sexual revolution by examining the influential worldviews of Nietzsche, Wilde, Marx, Freud and others. This is a more manageable version of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, yet it is still a challenging read.The world has changed; how did we get here? Trueman traces just how society has come to separate gender from sex, redefine sexuality and personhood, and elevate inner conviction over biological reality. He does this by tracing political and ethical ideologies in western thought. He quotes individuals on all sides of the issues, and reassures those who are overwhelmed by the chaotic changes in the social order that they need not despair. A very timely book for puzzling times such as this.
  • from Ben’s wife–Trueman’s work “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self” is extraordinary. It is also extraordinarily long for the average reader. I read it in for doctoral work and would recommend it to church members were it not such a daunting read. Trueman takes on the question of “how did we get here?” and explores the cultural challenges to a biblical understanding of what it means to be human.This book, “Strange New World,” is a more accessible version that communicates most of the same themes and content. I’m glad for this version. It also has questions at the end of each chapter for further reflection or discussion.
  • “Strange New World” is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more about the sexual revolution came into being. The author describes how various thinkers and influencers throughout history have formed society’s attitudes:- Rousseau – human nature is basically good.- Freud – 2 main ways his legacy lives on.- Differences between Hegel and Marx.- Many other examples (Kant, Nietzsche, etc.).The book has a very good introduction and contains helpful end of chapter questions for thought and discussion. Good and enlightening read and recommended.
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