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The world turned upside down : the global battle over god, truth, and power

Author: Melanie Phillips
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In what we tell ourselves is an age of reason, we are behaving increasingly irrationally. An astonishing number of people subscribe to celebrity-endorsed cults, Mayan Armageddon prophecies, scientism, and other varieties of New Age, anti-enlightenment philosophies. Millions more advance popular conspiracy theories. Here, Melanie Phillips explains that the basic cause of this explosion of irrationality is the slow  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Phillips
ISBN: 9781594033759 1594033757
OCLC Number: 435419419
Description: xiv, 486 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cults and conspiracies from Diana to Obama --
The myth of environmental Armageddon --
The Iraq War --
The misrepresentation of Israel --
Scientific triumphalism --
The secular inquisition --
The Middle East witch-hunt --
The jihad against Western freedom --
Islamic Jew-hatred --
Western Jew-hatred --
The red-black-green-Islamic axis --
The quest for redemption --
How enlightenment unraveled --
The attack on Western civilization --
Reason and the Bible --
Why Britain is in the forefront --
The revival of Christian Jew-hatred --
The disenchantment of reason.
Responsibility: Melanie Phillips.

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In what we tell ourselves is an age of reason, we are behaving increasingly irrationally. An astonishing number of people subscribe to celebrity-endorsed cults, Mayan Armageddon prophecies, scientism, and other varieties of New Age, anti-enlightenment philosophies. Millions more advance popular conspiracy theories. Here, Melanie Phillips explains that the basic cause of this explosion of irrationality is the slow but steady marginalization of religion. We tell ourselves that faith and reason are incompatible, but the opposite is the case. It was Christianity and the Hebrew Bible, Phillips asserts, that gave us our concepts of reason, progress, and an orderly world on which science and modernity are based. Without its religious traditions, the West has drifted into mass derangement where truth and lies, right and wrong, victim and aggressor are all turned upside down. Worst of all, asserts Phillips, this abandonment of rationality leaves the West vulnerable to legitimate threats.--From publisher description.

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