Grove City Prof’s Book Gains National Attention

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies Carl R. Trueman’s new book is attracting attention as Christians seek an understanding of changing social and cultural standards that are at odds with an orthodox interpretation of the faith.

In “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution,” Trueman examines how the modern conception of identity – individualistic, secular and inextricably tied to sex – developed and is now fueling a spiritual, theological and cultural crisis. Published by Crossway, the book is available at Amazon and other outlets.

“My aim is to explain how and why a certain notion of the self has come to dominate the culture of the West, why this self finds its most obvious manifestation in the transformation of sexual mores, and what the wider implications of this transformation are and may well be in the future. Understanding the times is a precondition of responding appropriately to the times. And understanding the times requires a knowledge of the history that has led up to the present. This book is intended as a small contribution to that vital task,” Trueman writes.

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