How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization

by Mary Eberstadt

Hardcover, 2013


Templeton Press (2013), Edition: 3/25/13, 268 pages


In this magisterial work, leading cultural critic Mary Eberstadt delivers a powerful new theory about the decline of religion in the Western world. The conventional wisdom is that the West first experienced religious decline, followed by the decline of the family. Eberstadt turns this standard account on its head. Marshalling an impressive array of research, from fascinating historical data on family decline in pre-Revolutionary France to contemporary popular culture both in the United States and Europe, Eberstadt shows that the reverse has also been true: the undermining of the family ha.


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268 p.; 6 inches


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