Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

by Benjamin Wiker


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ISBN-13: 9781621570295
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 676,970
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I The War on Christianity 1

Chapter 1 Reading the Signs of Our Times 3

Part II Christianity Destroys the Pagan Idol of the State 25

Chapter 2 Back to the Beginning: the Church versus Pagan Imperial Rome 27

Chapter 3 How the Bible Kept the Church from Becoming a Department of the State 41

Chapter 4 From the Conversion of Constantine to the Fall of Rome 61

Chapter 5 The Middle Ages: Denning the Church-State Distinction 79

Part III The Rise of Liberalism and the Re-Paganization of the State 101

Chapter 6 Machiavelli Invents the Secular State (and Its Church) 103

Chapter 7 From Henry VIII to Thomas Hobbes: the State Church, Leviathan, and the Sovereign Individual 121

Chapter 8 Spinoza: the Liberal Elite and the Established Secular Church 141

Chapter 9 Rousseau's Radical Liberalism: Establishing Civil Religion 165

Part IV The New Big Picture 181

Chapter 10 Liberalism Triumphs in the Modern World 183

Chapter 11 Sorting Out Some Confusions 205

Chapter 12 John Locke and the Two Faces of Liberalism 219

Part V Liberalism Comes to America 247

Chapter 13 The First Wave: Locke, Deism, and the Founders 249

Chapter 14 The Second Wave: Radicals at the Universities 269

Chapter 15 Secularization, American Style 289

Part VI Disestablishment 301

Chapter 16 Disestablishing Secular Liberalism 303

Acknowledgments 331

Notes 333

Index 363

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Traces the historical development of modern secular liberalism from its origins to the present day. Wiker illustrates the methods used by the liberal state to undermine Christian virtues and replace them with Liberal values (materialism and hedonism). His analysis is objective, clear, and compelling.This book is not just for political conservatives or orthodox believers but for anyone troubled by the conflicting and irrational policies of our legislators today. How have educational institutions co-opted parents' rights to provide moral instruction to their children? Why does the law allow 13 year olds to buy abortifacients when Mayor Bloomberg wants to make it illegal to buy a "super size" soft drink? Why is it a federal and state crime to disturb a sea turtle's nest but not to murder a child by "partial birth abortion?" How was Kermit Gosnell able to get away with multiple murders for years even though many individuals and organizations were aware of serious problems at his facility? Anyone who has ever wondered how it all came about should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People are LITERALY worsheping obama. Im not kidding. Read books by will clark.
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