Losing our virtue: why the church must recover its moral vision

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[1998]
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From the award-winning author of No Place for Truth and God in the Wasteland comes a new blockbuster critique of American culture and the church. Focusing this time on the fractured moral vision of society at large and its reflection in today's evangelical church, David Wells brings his bold cultural analysis into the realms of ethics and anthropology.

Wells first discusses how the particular spirituality of today's evangelical church is causing it to lose its moral bearings. He also explores the wider dynamic at work in contemporary society between license and law, the chief casualty of which is the moral life. Next he exposes the secular notion of salvation as heralded by our most trusted gurus -- advertisers and psychotherapists. He also considers the contemporary view of the self, showing how the concepts of guilt and sin have been replaced with empty psychological shame. Finally, Wells examines the contradiction between the way we view ourselves in the midst of our own culture and the biblical view of persons as created beings. Based on this discussion, Wells lays out an apologetic that is peculiarly fitted to engagement with t

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subject_facetChristian ethics
Christianity -- United States -- 20th century
Christianity and culture -- United States
United States -- Moral conditions
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