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Thieves in the Temple

The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul

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Thieves in the Temple: The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul by G Jeffrey MacDonald
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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.

Author Biography

G. Jeffrey MacDonald is an award-winning journalist and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A graduate of Yale Divinity School, he is a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and the Religion News Service. He lives in Massachusetts.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Basic Books
Pages
256
Dimensions
140x210x28
ISBN-13
9780465009329
Product ID
3957494

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