Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

by Benjamin Wiker PhD, Ken Maxon (Read by)

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Many Christians feel that they are being opposed at every turn by what seems to be a well-orchestrated political and cultural campaign to de-Christianize every aspect of Western culture. They are right, and it goes even further back than the Obama Administration. In Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it is liberals who seek to establish an official state religion: one of unbelief. Wiker reveals that it was never the intention of the Founders to drive religion out of the public square with the First Amendment, but secular liberals have deliberately misinterpreted the establishment clause to serve their own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization. The result, they hope, is government as the new oracle. Personal faith in a deity is replaced with collective dependence on government, and the diversity of religious practices and dogmas is reduced to a uniform ideological agenda. The liberal strategy is two-pronged: drive religion out of the public square, and then, in religion's place, erect the Church of the State to fill the human need for a higher power to look up to.

But what was done can be undone. Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of liberalism, Worshiping the State shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle—and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.

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ISBN-13: 9781511384063
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Wiker holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Vanderbilt University, has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University (Minnesota), Thomas Aquinas College, and Franciscan University, and is now a full-time writer and speaker. A senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Wiker has written a number of other well-received books, including most recently, 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World, and Answering the New Atheism (co-authored with Scott Hahn). He lives with his wife and children in Ohio.

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