The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth Restoring Our Democratic Ideals A preeminent scholar explores the evolution of the Christian worldview and argues that it no longer offers a satisfactory vision for our democratic multicultural society This book is the culmination

  • Title: The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals
  • Author: Burton L. Mack
  • ISBN: 9780300222890
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A preeminent scholar explores the evolution of the Christian worldview and argues that it no longer offers a satisfactory vision for our democratic, multicultural society This book is the culmination of a lifelong scholarly inquiry into Christian history, religion as a social institution, and the role of myth in the history of religions Mack shows that religions are essenA preeminent scholar explores the evolution of the Christian worldview and argues that it no longer offers a satisfactory vision for our democratic, multicultural society This book is the culmination of a lifelong scholarly inquiry into Christian history, religion as a social institution, and the role of myth in the history of religions Mack shows that religions are essentially mythological and that Christianity in particular has been an ever changing mythological engine of social formation, from Roman times to its distinct American expression in our time The author traces the cultural influence of the Christian myth that has persisted for sixteen hundred years but now should be much less consequential in our social and cultural life, since it runs counter to our democratic ideals We stand at a critical impasse badly splintered by conflicting groups pursuing their own social interests, a binding common myth needs to be established by renewing a truly cohesive national and international story rooted in our democratic and egalitarian origins, committed to freedom, equality, and vital human values.

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    1. Burton L. Mack says:

      John Wesley Professor of the New Testament at the school of Theology at Claremont



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    1. The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals by Burton L. Mack is a study of the idea of a Christian nation. Mack is Wesley Professor of Early Christianity at Claremont School of Theology. Pioneering the study of Christian origins, his nine books include The Lost Gospel. He sees the gospels more as charter documents of the early Christian movements, not as reliable accounts of the life of Jesus. In the field of religious studies more generally, Mack is known for popul [...]

    2. This is a most interesting book, an intellectual history of ideas and a sociological study of the Christian myth. It is not about the Jesus myth and thus not a history of Jesus book, but a treatment of Christendom and its cosmic or macro-narrative in shaping elements of the western culture and experience and specifically the American experience. The writer is critical of recent history and this prompted me to wonder how accurate his assessments. While suspicious of an overarching narrative, it i [...]

    3. I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewTaking us on a journey through the ages, since the very beginning of the Christian mythos to the modern American nation, Burton L. Mack discusses why Christianity has failed to unify our modern societies. If anything, not only has it failed to unify but also runs counter to them. As Christianity can no longer serve as the binding ingredient of our current conflicting social interests, the author calls for a new common myth that wou [...]

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