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Modern culture is obsessed with identity.
Since the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, sexual identity has dominated both public discourse and cultural trends—and yet, no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have contributed to the modern understanding of self. In The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Carl Trueman carefully analyzes the roots and development of the sexual revolution as a symptom, rather than the cause, of the human search for identity. This timely exploration of the history of thought behind the sexual revolution teaches readers about the past, brings clarity to the present, and gives guidance for the future as Christians navigate the culture’s ever-changing search for identity.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Rod Dreher Preface Introduction
Part 1: Architecture of the Revolution 1: Reimagining the Self 2: Reimagining Our Culture
Part 2: Foundations of the Revolution 3: The Other Genevan: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Foundations of Modern Selfhood 4: Unacknowledged Legislators: Wordsworth, Shelley, and Blake 5: The Emergence of Plastic People: Nietzsche, Marx, and Darwin Epilogue to Part 2: Reflections on the Foundations of the Revolution
Part 3: Sexualization of the Revolution 6: Sigmund Freud, Civilization, and Sex 7: The New Left and the Politicization of Sex Epilogue to Part 3: Reflections on the Sexualization of the Revolution
Part 4: Triumphs of the Revolution 8: The Triumph of the Erotic 9: The Triumph of the Therapeutic 10: The Triumph of theT Epilogue to Part 4: Reflections on the Triumphs of the Revolution