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Bawer, Bruce 1956-

Works: 42 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 9,609 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Church history  History  Reviews  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: HQ76.3.U5, 305.697094
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Most widely held works about Bruce Bawer
Most widely held works by Bruce Bawer
While Europe slept : how radical Islam is destroying the West from within by Bruce Bawer( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American living in Europe reports on the failure of European liberals to confront Islamic extremism in their own countries. Traveling and talking with people in trains, cafés, restaurants, and on street corners, Bawer came face-to-face with the mix of moralistic smugness and ignorance that feeds the rising tide of hatred toward the United States. He found, as well, a widespread refusal to grapple with problems caused by a growing Muslim presence in Europe--from the violation of immigration laws to honor killings and acts of terrorism, including the assassination of a prominent Dutch politician and the 2003 bombing in Madrid. Bawer warns that Europe can no longer ignore the clash of civilizations raging on its own territory. Failure to recognize the problems and react quickly, he predicts, will lead to a virulent right-wing nationalism of a kind not seen since the 1930s.--From publisher description
Stealing Jesus : how fundamentalism betrays Christianity by Bruce Bawer( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time is past, says Bawer, when denominational labels provided an accurate reflection of Christian America's religious beliefs and practices. The meaningful distinction today is not between Protestant and Catholic, or Baptist and Episcopalian, but rather between "legalistic" and "nonlegalistic" religion. On one side is the fundamentalist right, which draws a sharp distinction between "saved" and "unsaved" and worships a God of wrath and judgment; on the other are more mainstream Christians who view all humankind as children of a loving God who calls them to break down barriers of hate, prejudice, and distrust. Pointing out that the beliefs of American fundamentalism are in fact of relatively recent origin, are distinctively American in many ways, and are dramatically at odds with the values that Jesus actually spread, Bawer demonstrates the way in which these beliefs have increasingly come to supplant genuinely fundamental Christian tenets in the American church and to become synonymous with Christianity in the minds of many people.--From publisher description
A place at the table : the gay individual in American society by Bruce Bawer( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This conservative Christian homosexual takes a middle-of-the road view in supporting gay civil rights, while criticizing both antigays and the gay subculture
Surrender : appeasing Islam, sacrificing freedom by Bruce Bawer( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bruce Bawer's While Europe Slept sounded the alarm about the dire impact of Muslim immigration on Europe. Now, in Surrender, he reveals that a combination of fear and political correctness has led politicians, intellectuals, religious leaders, and the media--both in the United States and abroad--to appease radical Islam at the cost of our most cherished values: freedom of speech and freedom of the press"--Publisher's blurb
The middle generation : the lives and poetry of Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, John Berryman, and Robert Lowell by Bruce Bawer( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diminishing fictions : essays on the modern American novel and its critics by Bruce Bawer( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The victims' revolution : the rise of identity studies and the closing of the liberal mind by Bruce Bawer( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1960s and 1970s were a time of dramatic upheaval in American universities as a new generation of scholar-activists rejected traditional humanism in favor of a radical ideology that denied objective truth. In The Victims' Revolution, critic and scholar Bruce Bawer provides the first history of this radical movement and a sweeping assessment of its intellectual and cultural fruits. Once, Bawer argues, the purpose of higher education had been to introduce students to the legacy of Western civilization. The new generation of radical educators sought instead to unmask the West as the perpetrator of global injustice. Age-old values were mere weapons in the struggle of the powerful against the powerless. Shifting the focus to the purported victims of imperialism gave rise to a series of identity-based programs. Bawer concludes that the influence of these programs has impoverished our thought, confused our politics, and filled the minds of their impressionable students with politically-correct mush.--From publisher description
House and home by Steve Gunderson( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The personal account of the only openly gay Republican congressman in history, along with the man who shares his life and has helped form his political vision. This provocative book, written by him and his lover, Rob Morris, tells the story of Steve Gunderson's growing up gay in Wisconsin, his refusal to accept his sexuality for years, and his reluctance to publicly acknowledge it until well into a successful career in politics. It chronicles both the pain and the liberation of coming out, and what it meant in terms of effectiveness in Congress and in the challenge of winning reelection in the face of strident attacks from the religious right. It recounts the reactions of his Republican congressional colleagues, ranging from savagely vituperative to warmly and sometimes surprisingly supportive. And it describes what it was like when Steve and Rob were invited to dine at the Clinton White House.--From publisher description
The aspect of eternity : essays by Bruce Bawer( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond queer : challenging gay left orthodoxy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prophets & professors : essays on the lives and works of modern poets by Bruce Bawer( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The screenplay's the thing : movie criticism, 1986-1990 by Bruce Bawer( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coast to coast : poems by Bruce Bawer( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making use of the geographic tensions between our two coasts, Bawer speculates on the terms and significance of religious devotion, the life of art, family, and homosexual love
The contemporary stylist by Bruce Bawer( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Innocence : eight poems by Bruce Bawer( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Miscellany of Aralia keepsakes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mientras Europa duerme : de cómo el islamismo radical está destruyendo Occidente desde dentro by Bruce Bawer( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new quislings how the international left used theOslo massacre to silence debate about Islam by Bruce Bawer( )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Millions of people around the world were shocked and horrified when a madman named Anders Behring Breivik set off a bomb in downtown Oslo and then attacked a political summer camp on the island of Utoya, gunning down defenseless teenagers while calling out "Gotcha!" as though he were playing a video game. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, before the killer's identity was known, some people leaped to the conclusion that this was yet another act of Islamic terrorism. When it turned out that the killer was a native Norwegian'the author of a rambling manifesto in which he described himself as a modern Knight Templar defending the values of Christian civilization'the left wing cultural elite in Europe and the US jumped to delegitimize critics of Islam by falsely and cynically linking them to Breivik. One of those critics was American writer Bruce Bawer, author of numerous books about the threat of Islamic radicalism and one of those whose works were cited in Breivik's manifesto. Bawer has lived in Oslo for many years and has written extensively on the challenges of immigration and the negative effects of radical Islam on liberal societies. He is also a vocal critic of the left wing cultural elite that seeks to minimize this threat and promotes instead a vision of a harmonious multicultural society based on tolerance and mutual respect. Unfortunately, such "tolerance" does not extend to critics of Islam or multiculturalism, who are routinely labeled nativists and fascists by members of the left wing elite. The left typically denies or downplays the religious motives of Islamic terrorists while insisting that "right wing rhetoric" creates a "climate of hate" which necessarily leads to violence. Thus the multicultural left in Europe and the US strove to paint Breivik as a pro-Israel Christian terrorist whose insane actions were encouraged if not outright motivated by conservative authors who warn against the impending Islamization of Europe. Those who had criticized Islam, however legitimately concerned they might be with the denial of basic human rights and individual liberties within Muslim communities, were deemed officially anathema. They were Islamophobes'racists, bigots, extremists. They were the danger. They were the threat. They had fertilized the soil in which the mass murderer had grown. This campaign of vilification was waged not just in the European press but on American blogs and in the pages of the New York Times. In The New Quislings, Bruce Bawer explores the world-wide response to Breivik's rampage, from the Norwegian cultural elite to Atlantic blogger Andrew Sullivan and the New York Times' Roger Cohen. He provides a fascinating portrait of the left-wing cultural elite in Norway'revealed to be the birthplace of political correctness'and shows how they have become apologists for radical Islam. Bawer further argues that they are the heirs of Vidkun Quisling, the Norwegian fascist who administered Norway under the heel of the Nazi regime. And he explains how those who oppose open debate and seek to control the conversation about Islam pose the greatest threat to liberal society
But the greatest of these is freedom : the consequences of immigration in Europe by Hege Storhaug( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confirmation by Bruce Bawer( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bawer, Theodore Bruce.
Bawer, Theodore Bruce 1956-
English (95)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)