• Keith Mathison

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self


Carl Trueman's new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution, is finally available. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It may be one of the most important Christian books to have been published in the last ten years. If you want to understand how our culture reached the point it is at today, take up and read. This book should be required reading for anybody in any kind of Christian leadership position.


Table of Contents

Foreword by Rod Dreher Preface Introduction

Part 1: Architecture of the Revolution Chapter 1: Reimagining the Self Chapter 2: Reimagining Our Culture

Part 2: Foundations of the Revolution Chapter 3: The Other Genevan: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Foundations of Modern Selfhood Chapter 4: Unacknowledged Legislators: Wordsworth, Shelley, and Blake Chapter 5: The Emergence of Plastic People: Nietzsche, Marx, and Darwin Epilogue to Part 2: Reflections on the Foundations of the Revolution

Part 3: Sexualization of the Revolution Chapter 6: Sigmund Freud, Civilization, and Sex Chapter 7: The New Left and the Politicization of Sex Epilogue to Part 3: Reflections on the Sexualization of the Revolution

Part 4: Triumphs of the Revolution Chapter 8: The Triumph of the Erotic Chapter 9: The Triumph of the Therapeutic Chapter 10: The Triumph of the T

Epilogue to Part 4: Reflections on the Triumphs of the Revolution Concluding Unscientific Prologue

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