Chance or Dance?: A Critique of Modern Secularism

Chance or Dance?: A Critique of Modern Secularism


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Chance or Dance?: A Critique of Modern Secularism by Thomas Howard

In this new edition of a modern classic, Thomas Howard contrasts the Christian and secular worldviews, refreshing our minds with the illuminated view of Christianity as it imbued the world in times past--showing that we cannot live meaningful lives without this Christian understanding of things. This is an inspiring apology for Christianity, and a stirring critique of secularism.

Howard explains in clear and beautiful language why secular humanism is robbing us of the beauty, depth and profound truths of Christianity. With laser precision through lyrical ponderings he takes us through the dismal reductionist view of the world to the shimmering significance of this world as sign and sacrament. A book that is more timely now than when it was first written, and a prophetic examination of modern society's conscience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621642299
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 03/26/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 119,112
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Thomas Howard was a highly regarded Professor of English and Literature for over 30 years. He is the popular author of numerous books including Dove Descending: T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets", Evangelical Is Not Enough, Lead Kindly Light, Hallowed be This House and many other fine works.

Table of Contents

Foreword Eric Metaxas ix

Preface to the Second Edition xv

Acknowledgments xvii

1 The Old Myth and the New 1

2 Of Dishrags and Borzois 11

3 Lunch and Death 25

4 "One Foot Up, One Foot Down" 39

5 Sublimity, Soup Cans, Etc. 63

6 Autocrats, Autonomy, and Acorns 77

7 Sex 95

8 Bravo the Humdrum 119

Afterword Tyler Blanski 133

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