Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The Benedict option: a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
In a radical vision for the future of Christianity, New York Times bestselling author and American Conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches are hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo-Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House might have bought a brief reprieve from the state's assault, but it will not stop the West's slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actually the way back -- all the way to St. Benedict of Nursia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome's fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring Christian communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new, post-Christian barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. This book is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. The Benedict Option is for all mere Christians -- Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox -- who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church and resilient culture, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night. - Publisher.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780735213296
9780735213319
9781538406113
9781982479961
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb5631234-61ee-ffbf-ef74-b00453150862
Grouping Titlebenedict option a strategy for christians in a post christian nation
Grouping Authorrod dreher
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-25 02:36:32AM
Last Indexed2020-09-25 03:01:10AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Verner, Adam,
authorDreher, Rod,
author2-roleVerner, Adam,narrator.
hoopla digital.
author_displayDreher, Rod
available_at_catalogCentral
detailed_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
display_descriptionIn a radical vision for the future of Christianity, New York Times bestselling author and American Conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches are hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo-Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House might have bought a brief reprieve from the state's assault, but it will not stop the West's slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actually the way back -- all the way to St. Benedict of Nursia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome's fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring Christian communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new, post-Christian barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. This book is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. The Benedict Option is for all mere Christians -- Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox -- who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church and resilient culture, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night. - Publisher.
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
idb5631234-61ee-ffbf-ef74-b00453150862
isbn9780735213296
9780735213319
9781538406113
9781982479961
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b24825785.i75738831Central261.0973 D771 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b24825785.i7573882xCarmichael261.0973 D771 20171falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020carag
hoopla:MWT11801913Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetruehooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11801913?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
overdrive:620f3cc0-cc47-4466-aa96-4dddfa33f677-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:93043c2e-42eb-4e96-bc53-befa35aa692f-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2020-09-25T10:01:10.606Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog261.0973 D771 2017
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
primary_isbn9780735213296
publishDate2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b24825785BookBooksEnglishSentinel, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]viii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
hoopla:MWT11801913eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBlackstone Publishing, 2017.1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 25 min.)) : digital.
overdrive:620f3cc0-cc47-4466-aa96-4dddfa33f677eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing2017
overdrive:93043c2e-42eb-4e96-bc53-befa35aa692feBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group2017
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b24825785.i75738831On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24825785.i7573882xChecked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
hoopla:MWT11801913Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:620f3cc0-cc47-4466-aa96-4dddfa33f677-2Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:93043c2e-42eb-4e96-bc53-befa35aa692f-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetBenedict, -- Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino. -- Regula
Benedictines -- Rules
Christian life -- Early works to 1800
Christianity and culture -- United States
Monasticism and religious orders -- Rules
Religious fundamentalism
title_displayThe Benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation
title_fullThe Benedict Option A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
The Benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation / Rod Dreher
The benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation [electronic resource] / Rod Dreher
title_shortThe Benedict option
title_suba strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation
topic_facetBenedict
Christian Nonfiction
Christian life
Christianity and culture
Monasticism and religious orders
Nonfiction
Religion & Spirituality
Religious fundamentalism
Rules
Sociology