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Gay takes a critical look at the modern world and exposes the foundational worldview of contemporary secular society and the ideas that undergird modern culture. Gay shows how, for Christians, one of the most seductive temptations fostered by these ideas is the temptation toward practical atheism-living as if God does not matter. Practical atheism has become so attractive that even some Christian churches have embraced it.
In The Way of the (Modern) World Gay describes in detail the far-reaching consequences of practical atheism and what it will eventually mean for Christians. Yet Gay is not without hope for today's Christians. Arguing for the eviction of certain modern ideas from our churches, he shows that there is a biblically sound way to live in but not of the world.
|1||The Worldliness of Modern Political Aspirations||29|
|2||The Irrelevance of God in the Technological Society||79|
|3||The Intrinsic Secularity of Modern Economic Life||131|
|4||The Worldly Self at the Heart of Modern Culture||181|
|5||Taking Stock of "The Huge Modern Heresy"||237|
|6||Toward a Theology of Personhood||271|