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Thieves in the Temple : The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780465063772

ISBN10:
0465063772
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/23/2013
Publisher(s):
Perseus Books Group
List Price: $16.99

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Summary

Though waves of cynics and atheists claim that America is too religious, G. Jeffrey MacDonald disagrees. America's churches, he argues, have abandoned their sacred role as dispensers of community values, and instead are increasingly serving up entertainment, aerobics, yoga classes, and other services that have nothing to do with religious faith. As religion becomes more consumer-oriented, congregants are able to avoid the moral, intellectual, and theological commitments Christianity requires by simply joining a different - and less rigorous - church. Grounded in journalism, personal experience, and Christian theology, Thieves in the Templeis an impassioned and provocative cri de coeurfor a new religious reformation. Incisively critiquing today's dangerous movement away from true religion, MacDonald demonstrates just how much Americans stand to lose when churches sell their souls to recruit parishioners.


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