Thieves in the Temple

Thieves in the Temple

The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul

Book - 2010
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What has become of the Christian Church? Once devoted to molding Americans into better people, in recent years the Christian Church has gotten a corporate makeover. In a desperate attempt to bolster membership rolls, ministers have begun to treat their churches more like companies, and their congregations more like customers.

As a minister in a small church and as a national religion reporter, journalist G. Jeffrey MacDonald witnessed firsthand this lapse into consumerism. He realized that in an effort to cast a wide net for souls churches have sacrificed their authority to transform Americans' self-serving impulses for the better. In the headlong rush to operate more like businesses, churches are sacrificing their moral authority, perhaps permanently. The result is a crisis for the American conscience. MacDonald's incisive critique of today's movement away from true religion shows how desperately America needs a new religious reformation.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780465009329
0465009328
Branch Call Number: 261 M145t 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 238 p. ; 22 cm

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