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Ross Douthat is a columnist for the New York Times op-ed page. He is the author of To Change the Church, Bad Religion, and Privilege, and coauthor of Grand New Party. Before joining the New York Times, he was a senior editor for the Atlantic. He is the film critic for National Review, and he cohosts the New York Times's weekly op-ed podcast, The Argument. He lives in New Haven with his wife and four children.

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""Bad Religion "is nothing short of prophetic. In a time of religious, political, and cultural upheaval, Ross Douthat tells the American faithful--liberals, conservatives, and everybody in between--not what we want to hear, but what we desperately need to hear. With this provocative and challenging work that no thoughtful Christian can afford to ignore, Douthat assures his place in the first rank of his generation's public intellectuals."

--Rod Dreher, author of "Crunchy Cons" and senior editor of "The American Conservative"


""Bad Religion" is superb: sharply critical of the amazing variety of American religious pathologies, but fair; blunt in diagnosis, but just; telling a dark tale, but telling it hopefully. For those trying to understand the last half-century or more of American religion, and to strive for a better future, it is an indispensable book."

--Alan Jacobs, author of "The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis"


"A brilliantly reasoned argument for orthodox Christianity and the need for vibrant faith in society. In this perceptive and timely work, Ross Douthat extolls the 'vital center' of belief while calling out the fashionable heretics among us. This is one 'Bad Religion' we can all believe in."

--Raymond Arroyo, "New York Times" bestselling author, host of EWTN's "The World Over Live"


"Not only is Ross Douthat's account of orthodox Christianity's decline provocative, but his critique of today's ascendant heresies is compelling. This volume is a sustained proof of Chesterton's thesis that when people turn from God, 'they don't believe in nothing--they believe in anything.' Everyone who is interested in why the church is faring as it is in U.S. culture today needs to get this book."

--Timothy Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City


"Ross Douthat's thoughtful, articulate, wide-ranging, sometimes contrarian and always provocative new book asks a tough question: Why has Christianity been so misunderstood, and so misused, in the past few decades? From those who (foolishly) watered down the most basic Christian beliefs, to those who (falsely) promised worldly success to the followers of Jesus, the values of orthodoxy (literally, "right belief") have often been blithely set aside. With an impressive command of both history and contemporary social trends, Douthat shows not only how we ended up with a Christianity of our own making, but also how we can reclaim an adherence to the teachings of the real Jesus--not just the convenient one."

--James Martin, SJ, author of "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything"""

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