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How Philip Rieff’s Three Worlds Help Us Understand Cultural Change

By Carl R. Trueman | September 6, 2021

With the title of my book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution, I tip my hat to the psychological sociologist, Philip Rieff, and his book, The Triumph of the Therapeutic. Rieff has been particularly influential on two points. First, he’s clear that the…

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3 Thinkers Who Can Help Us Understand Today’s Cultural Challenges

By Carl R. Trueman | June 13, 2021

I’m really a Reformation scholar. I’m a 16th and 17th-century guy, but in my late forties, I’d pretty much said everything I wanted to say on those topics and was looking for another historical challenge. Around that same time, I was approached by Rod Dreher of The American Conservative and Justin Taylor of Crossway, and…

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