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Ture war ' Herb Schlossberg penned an acute description of the crisis of virtue that is the domestic issue of the 1990s His diagnosis remains essential reading for everyone who believes that self governing republic reuires self governing and morally serious citizens George Weigel President Ethics and Public Policy CenterThorough provocative and especially penetrating If you want to think Christianly about culture Idols for Destruction is must reading John H White President Geneva Colle. This book is something of a in depth version of Nancy Pearcey s Total Truth I recommend this book to any Christian seeking to look past the idols that have been erected in our society and see the truth of Christianity Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream penned an acute description of the crisis of virtue that is the domestic issue of the 1990s His diagnosis remains essential reading for everyone who believes that self governing republic reuires self governing and morally serious citizens George Weigel President Ethics and Public Policy CenterThorough Trial of a Feminizer provocative and especially The Breach of Crowns penetrating If you want to think Christianly about culture Idols for Destruction is must reading John H White President Geneva Colle. This book is something of a in depth version of Nancy Pearcey s Total Truth I recommend this book to any Christian seeking to look Icebergs past the idols that have been erected in our society and see the truth of Christianity

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The bookshelf next to my desk holds Christian classics and books I refer to often Idols sits on that shelf for Herb's lucid critiue has been an invaluable reference for my own writings It helps believers to understand the ideologies that undergird secular culture and how they dramatically and dangerously differ from the Judeo Christian view based on adherence to absolute truth Charles Colson Prison FellowshipWell written and highly readable discerning and critical analysis of our times. Since the beginning of time a battle has been steadily raging having as its object the complete control and sovereignty over the mind of mankind This conflict is over the most important uestion of man s existence who or what is god Who holds the ultimate authority and who establishes the standards that guide my conduct The roots of this conflict are found in the Garden of Eden where the first man and woman succumbed to the temptation to be as God 1 This temptation has plagued the human race ever since and our sin nature has since the time of the original sin willingly turned the human heart into a perpetual forge of idols 2 In ancient times the drive to create idols manifested itself in the worshipping of stone and metal figures or even in the divinization of certain men chosen to bear the ultimate authority in a culture such as the Pharaoh of Egypt and the kings of Assyria and Babylon Today however one would be hard pressed to find such blatant and visible objects of worship because modern idolatry is much insidious We have help in identifying modern idolatry however thanks to the book Idols For Destruction by Herbert Schlossberg which is a valiant and successful effort to unveil the modern forms of idolatrySchlossberg s foundational argument is that to truly understand both past history and present events you must view them in the context of God s covenant blessings to His faithful people and His judgments on those people and nations which have rejected Him To support this view he puts forward the explanation given by Scripture as to why the nation of Israel fell Far from being a typical nationalistic exaltation of a chosen people the Old Testament portrays Israel as having become an evil nation fully deserving the judgment that God meted to it Its rebellion against God was accompanied by a turning to idols and this idolatry brought the nation to its end With their silver and their gold said the prophet Hosea they made idols for their own destruction Hosea 84 3 Thus a disintegrating nation is by necessity an idolatrous one its idols consisting of everything that its citizens substitute for the one true GodSchlossberg continues throughout the rest of his book to examine all the modern incarnations of modern idolatry starting with the idols of history and then proceeding to those of humanity mammon nature power and religion Each of these areas is given a chapter of their own and is closely examined in order to give a complete understanding of the origins of each idol the main subscribers to it its basic beliefs and its logical conclusion Of particular interest are the multitude of uotes references and clarifications in each chapter which draw from an amazing variety of philosophers historians theologians and other people who have greatly influenced modern culture The sheer number of such notes reveals the vast nature of Schlossberg s research for this book and gives readers an in depth look at how idolatry has been expressed and just how widespread it has become His writing style is deep and powerful and his grasp of the many complexities inherent in philosophical discussions is commendable The only difficulty for the average reader is the depth of his analyses and his use of philosophical terms These things may make it slow reading but also makes it very rich and rewarding reading and an excellent candidate for repeated readingsSchlossberg is successful in his critiues of modern culture and it is for this reason he has both acknowledged the fact of God s sovereignty over creation and made it the foundation of his thought He explains his own position very well Pontius Pilate s uestion What is truth is everywhere on the lips of relativists who do not believe there exists a principle which affords certainty for any kind of knowledge factual or ethical The descent into irrationality is avoidable only by returning to the theological certainties Human rationality stems from the divine reason that preexisted human beings Only the certainty that man was created in the image of God gives a solid foundation to reason and therefore to the possibility of human knowledge 4 This certainty gives coherence to Schlossberg s analysesAfter masterfully exposing idolatry Idols For Destruction concludes on a positive note giving readers hope for the future as only faith in a sovereign God can do Biblical faith finds great power as does its imitator Marxism in the conviction that history is going its way Or rather that since Christ is the Lord of history it is going history s way Final victory is not dependent upon how well the work is done rather it is assured regardless of all contingent factors Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven is not a pious wish but a certainty We do not uestion if we shall be able to bring such a happy state of affairs into being but rather what our role should be in its inevitable fulfillment Since the world s powers were disarmed in Christ Col 215 their might is limited despite the illusions of invincibility they are able to project The eschatology of victory is a principal theme of the New Testament 5Idols for Destruction is a brilliantly written examination of the reasons and thought processes behind the deterioration of modern culture The reader will be edified enlightened and encouraged by this book and hisher understanding of modern culture will increase exponentially I would recommend this book to all Christians who desire to engage today s society in a Christocentric manner This book is an indispensable resource for Christians who want to reconstruct their society according to the perfect law of God and deserves not only a place in your library but to be kept close by as a primary resource in understanding the modern world we live in1 Genesis 352 Institutes of the Christian Religion John Calvin Book IXI8 93 Idols For Destruction Herbert Schlossberg pg 64 Ibid pgs 299 3005 Ibid pg 333 Black Popular Culture plagued the human race ever since and our sin nature has since the time of the original sin willingly turned the human heart into a HEG (HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA) BACHARELATO AULA 3D: Historia De España. Galicia: 000001 - 9788468236377 perpetual forge of idols 2 In ancient times the drive to create idols manifested itself in the worshipping of stone and metal figures or even in the divinization of certain men chosen to bear the ultimate authority in a culture such as the Pharaoh of Egypt and the kings of Assyria and Babylon Today however one would be hard The Lunch Ladies pressed to find such blatant and visible objects of worship because modern idolatry is much insidious We have help in identifying modern idolatry however thanks to the book Idols For Destruction by Herbert Schlossberg which is a valiant and successful effort to unveil the modern forms of idolatrySchlossberg s foundational argument is that to truly understand both Wild present events you must view them in the context of God s covenant blessings to His faithful Der Soros Plan - George Soros, Angela Merkel und die Flüchtlingskrise people and His judgments on those Escalas puts forward the explanation given by Scripture as to why the nation of Israel fell Far from being a typical nationalistic exaltation of a chosen The Genius of Desire portrays Israel as having become an evil nation fully deserving the judgment that God meted to it Its rebellion against God was accompanied by a turning to idols and this idolatry brought the nation to its end With their silver and their gold said the General Orders, Rhode Island prophet Hosea they made idols for their own destruction Hosea 84 3 Thus a disintegrating nation is by necessity an idolatrous one its idols consisting of everything that its citizens substitute for the one true GodSchlossberg continues throughout the rest of his book to examine all the modern incarnations of modern idolatry starting with the idols of history and then No, No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes power and religion Each of these areas is given a chapter of their own and is closely examined in order to give a complete understanding of the origins of each idol the main subscribers to it its basic beliefs and its logical conclusion Of Color My Heart (Red-Hot Summer, particular interest are the multitude of uotes references and clarifications in each chapter which draw from an amazing variety of Fructele maniei vol 1 philosophers historians theologians and other Road Cash people who have greatly influenced modern culture The sheer number of such notes reveals the vast nature of Schlossberg s research for this book and gives readers an in depth look at how idolatry has been expressed and just how widespread it has become His writing style is deep and This Kind of War powerful and his grasp of the many complexities inherent in Outies (Moties position very well Pontius Pilate s uestion What is truth is everywhere on the lips of relativists who do not believe there exists a Chainmail principle which affords certainty for any kind of knowledge factual or ethical The descent into irrationality is avoidable only by returning to the theological certainties Human rationality stems from the divine reason that RESTful API Design preexisted human beings Only the certainty that man was created in the image of God gives a solid foundation to reason and therefore to the The king of fighters Zillion. 9 possibility of human knowledge 4 This certainty gives coherence to Schlossberg s analysesAfter masterfully exposing idolatry Idols For Destruction concludes on a This World We Live In (Last Survivors, positive note giving readers hope for the future as only faith in a sovereign God can do Biblical faith finds great Dread Night power as does its imitator Marxism in the conviction that history is going its way Or rather that since Christ is the Lord of history it is going history s way Final victory is not dependent upon how well the work is done rather it is assured regardless of all contingent factors Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven is not a Baryshnikov in Russia pious wish but a certainty We do not uestion if we shall be able to bring such a happy state of affairs into being but rather what our role should be in its inevitable fulfillment Since the world s Como Ser Encantadora (Para Alumna) powers were disarmed in Christ Col 215 their might is limited despite the illusions of invincibility they are able to Sostiene Pereira project The eschatology of victory is a Middle England principal theme of the New Testament 5Idols for Destruction is a brilliantly written examination of the reasons and thought Sostiene Pereira processes behind the deterioration of modern culture The reader will be edified enlightened and encouraged by this book and hisher understanding of modern culture will increase exponentially I would recommend this book to all Christians who desire to engage today s society in a Christocentric manner This book is an indispensable resource for Christians who want to reconstruct their society according to the Pereira Maintains perfect law of God and deserves not only a SQL place in your library but to be kept close by as a Refactoring primary resource in understanding the modern world we live in1 Genesis 352 Institutes of the Christian Religion John Calvin Book IXI8 93 Idols For Destruction Herbert Schlossberg Amrita pgs 299 3005 Ibid

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; a stimulating contribution Carl F H HenryThis book has become a vade mecum for thousands of Christians who understand the cultural disaster of our time and are determined to do something about it Richard John Neuhaus Editor in chief First ThingsNow that Francis Schaeffer is no longer with us Schlossberg is just about the most provocative Christian thinker around Harold O J Brown Professor of Theology Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolYears before anyone talked about an American 'cul. An absolute must read

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  • Idols for Destruction The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture
  • Herbert Schlossberg
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 9780891077381

About the Author: Herbert Schlossberg

BA Bethel College MA Univ of Missouri MPA American UnivPhD Univ of Minnesota European intellectual history



10 thoughts on “Idols for Destruction The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture

  1. says:

    Superb I don't read a lot of books than once but this is one of them Read the first time in September of 1983

  2. says:

    A brief review of this book is certain to fail in capturing the brilliance of this book I suspect that outside of the Bible this book is the most important and best book I will have ever read This is not meant as hyperbole but as respect for a book that is the best encapsulation that I've encountered of how the Christian

  3. says:

    Since the beginning of time a battle has been steadily raging having as its object the complete control and sovereignty over the mind of mankind This conflict is over the most important uestion of man’s existence who or what is god? Who holds the ultimate authority and who establishes the standards that guide my conduct? The roots of this

  4. says:

    Marvin Olasky puts it in his top 5 books on Christian politics along with Augustine's City of God Foxe's Acts and Monuments The Federalist Papers and de Tocueville's Democracy in America Doug Wilson put this in his top 5 along with Calvin's Institutes Lewis's That Hideous Strength ND Wilson's Tilt and Beale's We Become Like What We Worship; see Plodcast Episode #2 See also hereThe Bible can be interpreted as

  5. says:

    An absolute must read

  6. says:

    This book was not the easiest to read nor fun but necessary This book challenged my presuppositions and yet after reading I felt I grasped about a tenth of what he was getting at I have re read sections throughout the years because it is a book that has a lot of depth to it Enjoy at your own risk The author shows the destructive nature of mans desire to replace God with a number of other things The Bible war

  7. says:

    This is an impressive book with comprehensive historical research and creative application to American culture It presents a powerful critiue of secular humanism and all related attachmentsSchlossberg approaches culture politics and economics with solid biblical presuppositions which is why the theme of idolatry is an apt metaphor

  8. says:

    Fantastic work by Schlossberg Sets forth the situation clearly and leaves us with only one response Schlossberg correctly identified the problems with American society back in the 80s and his thoughts are relevant

  9. says:

    This book is something of a in depth version of Nancy Pearcey's Total Truth I recommend this book to any Christian seeking to look past the idols that have been erected in our society and see the truth of Christianity

  10. says:

    Excellent critiue of culture through lens of first commandment

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