David Zahl's popular and enlightening exploration of our unintended replacement religionscareer, parenting, technology, food, politics, and romanceis new in paperback, now updated and expanded with a chapter on celebrity.
In our striving, we are chasing a sense of enoughness. But it remains ever out of reach, and the effort and anxiety are burning us out. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American "performancism" and its cousins, highlighting both their ingenuity and mercilessness, all while challenging the conventional narrative of religious decline. Zahl unmasks the competing pieties around which so much of our lives revolve, and he does so in a way that's at points playful, personal, and incisive. Ultimately he brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder.
New edition includes a bound-in small group discussion guide perfect book clubs, church groups, and more.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Seculosity of Busyness 1
Chapter 2 The Seculosity of Romance 17
Chapter 3 The Seculosity of Parenting 41
Chapter 4 The Seculosity of Technology 65
Chapter 5 The Seculosity of Work 87
Chapter 6 The Seculosity of Leisure 105
Chapter 7 The Seculosity of Fandom 121
Chapter 8 The Seculosity of Food 139
Chapter 9 The Seculosity of Politics 153
Chapter 10 The Seculosity of Jesusland 179
Conclusion: What to "Do" about It 203
Discussion Guide 211
Author Q&A 229