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

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

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The world turned upside down : the global battle over god, truth, and power
Title
The world turned upside down
Title remainder
the global battle over god, truth, and power
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Phillips
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Melanie
Dewey number
201/.72
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.S8
LC item number
P45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and state
  • Religion and politics
Label
The world turned upside down : the global battle over god, truth, and power, Melanie Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
435419419
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 486 pages
Isbn
9781594033759
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009040614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)435419419
Label
The world turned upside down : the global battle over god, truth, and power, Melanie Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
435419419
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 486 pages
Isbn
9781594033759
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009040614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)435419419

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