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Carl Trueman’s Important New Book on The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

04/16/21

John Stonestreet

Roberto Rivera

How did a statement like, “I’m a woman trapped in a man’s body,” become not just common, and not even just plausible, but unquestionable? And, how did it happen so fast?

In his new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution, Grove City College professor Carl Trueman explains the answer as thoroughly and clearly as possible.

Worldview scholar Bruce Ashford called Trueman’s book the most significant analysis and evaluation of Western culture written by a Protestant during the last 50 years. I agree. It’s a must read. Trueman explains how what he calls “expressive individualism” has altered our understanding of what it means to be human—and detached us from reality.

Trueman’s book is the featured resource for the Colson Center this month. For a gift of any amount to the Colson Center, I’ll send you a copy. Simply click on this link: BreakPoint.org/April2021.

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