Ellingsen maintains that Augustine's doctrine of original sin has been eclipsed in America's therapeutic, feel-good culture, and shows how this eclipse has degraded politics, education, business, and culture. This timely account shows how a renewal of the principle of original sin can bring America back to its biblical and constitutional roots and help us find fresh ways of addressing our social ills.
Blessed are the Cynical should foster debate among political and social analysts, cultural leaders, and members of the Christian community. It is a fascinating and erudite analysis of American culture that will appeal to socially conscious Americans.
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Ellingsen, who teaches church history at the Interdenominational Theological Center, makes a plausible complaint against the narcissism and naïveté pervading American culture today, whichMar 03 2003 | Read Full Review of Blessed Are the Cynical
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