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Publisher's Summary

From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar, comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor, problems in the content and execution of the education system, the decline of traditional religious belief among young people, the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities, changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law, significant demographic shifts, profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity, the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights, the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes, and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community.
©2017 Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (P)2017 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 07-04-17

A Must Read

Archbishop Chaput has offered a very important contribution to the conversation on the cultural crisis of our time. In particular, the chapter on Hope may be one of the most profound reflections ever written on the topic. Strangers in a Strange Land is published at about the same time as Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option and Anthony Esolen's Out of the Ashes. Chaput's offering is different from but complements these two books, and together they each remind us of the most important things, things lost and things worth recovering, in a post-Christian world.

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By Chris Trummer on 10-04-17

Brilliant and spiritually edifying

Archbishop Chaput has a wonderful gift for analyzing and summarizing the crisis of faith in our culture and world today. But what's more is that he offers the reader practical and intelligent advice on how we can respond effectively to that crisis, careful to avoid the opposing pitfalls of cultural syncretism and culture escapism.

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