When answering the question, “How did we get here?” how far back do you have to go? Mere Fidelity’s own Andrew Wilson has identified a compelling candidate when it comes to the rise of the post-Christian West—namely, 1776. This year contains much more than the obvious historical paradigm shift that we all know. Andrew, Matt, and Alastair unpack this significant date with regard to both church and culture.
Remaking the World: How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West, by Andrew Wilson [affiliate link]
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, by Jonathan Haidt [affiliate link]
Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World, by Tom Holland [affiliate link]
Marion Fay, by Anthony Trollope [affiliate link]
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