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Strange New World

By: Carl R. Trueman,Ryan T. Anderson - foreword
Narrated by: Carl R. Trueman
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Publisher's Summary

From Philosophy to Technology, Tracing the Origin of Identity Politics

How did the world arrive at its current, disorienting state of identity politics, and how should the church respond? Historian Carl R. Trueman discusses how influences ranging from traditional institutions to technology and pornography moved modern culture toward an era of “expressive individualism.” Investigating philosophies from the Romantics, Nietzsche, Marx, Wilde, Freud, and the New Left, he outlines the history of Western thought to the distinctly sexual direction of present-day identity politics and explains the modern implications of these ideas on religion, free speech, and personal identity. 

For fans of Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, this audiobook offers a more concise presentation and application of some of the most critical topics of our day. Individuals and groups can work through the book together with the Strange New World Study Guide and Strange New World Video Study, sold separately. 

©2022 Carl R. Trueman (P)2022 Crossway

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Read and reread

Great breakdown of his first book. Looking forward to the videos and study guide. The world is rapidly changing, are you prepared?

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Book of the year as far as I am concerned!

No wonder people don't want to discuss these things. They declare what they want and cannot imagine any legitimate limits. They take it personally if you don't agree and support them.

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  • 04-29-22

Does the news make you feel crazy?

Buy this book and let what you learn fascinate and explain a good bit of how the world (and many people) are acting and talking like crazy-people.
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I enjoyed this book and it helped me clarify many of the things I see around me. Excellent.

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One of the best books I have read lately

This is a necessary read for Christians who want to interact meaningfully with our current ctural context.

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This work is so insightful! Very helpful in understanding the background behind our society's deepest struggles. The performance is superb and easy to listen to. 👍🏻👍🏻

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A Professional Narrator Is Needed

Fantastic book. But Trueman should let someone else narrate his books. He doesn't enunciate very well and his tempo fluctuates. You are only able to listen to him on about 1.5x - 1.7x speed. People who normally listen at 2.5x - 3.0x with professional narrators will be frustrated with Trueman's inferior narration.

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Very clear and cogent assessment of our current culture and how we got here.

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A must read for Christians in Today’s World!

Mr. Truman so helpfully unpacks the philosophers—that most of us don’t ever read—that impacted the making of the modern self, and how that view of modern self has impacted the sexual revolution and the rest of our world along with it.
Understanding the underlying unconscious roots of our culture’s worldview helps to understand why people in our day and age believe and identity with things so contradictory of human nature and biology.
His final chapter on how believers and the church can respond to this shifting world was absolutely fantastic as well; and was a beautiful reminder of our ultimate hope in Christ despite the world we live in.

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Excellent and appropriate for our time

This is the book the America needs now. Truly brilliant. After reading "The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self", I listened to this to cement my understanding. Carl Trueman is a blessing.

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  • 10-15-22

Incredibly helpful for understanding the present moment.

I am very grateful to Carl Trueman for writing this book. It has helped me understand how we got where we are in terms of the culture. I will be recommending this book widely.

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  • 05-23-22

History of Sexual Identity

This book has helped me to understand the origins of identity categories of LGBTQ+. It has given me material to work with, think about and reflect upon when trying to understand this strange new world. I like the way the author approaches and tackles the subject and one can tell a lot of research and deep Christian thinking is behind this work. This book will be useful for people of all faiths in trying to understand this topic.

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  • 09-23-22

Insightful analysis

Thought provoking & clarifying, offering explanatory power to so much occuring in todays imaginative vision of soiety.

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  • 08-22-22

A little bit wordy but good

In nearly every paragraph there was something said which probably needed looking up in the dictionary or reflecting and digesting for a day or two. I let the book run and gleaned from it what I could ... some definite pearls of wisdom and insight. Recommend.