The Lies of Our Time (Paperback)

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The genius of Anthony Esolen, dubbed "the best writer in America," again shines through in these pages. Esolen deftly weaves together literature, history, and contemporary examples to masterfully reveal objective truth to a culture assailed by one fusillade of lies after another. In these incisive pages, containing fresh, logical insights about belief in God, you will rediscover beauty and reason in your life.

Through captivating stories and pearls of wisdom, you will see common threads that will lead you to a deeper sense of gratitude, awe, and wonder about the sacredness of life. Thus renewed, you will be empowered to share the liberating truth of God's love with others. You will discover:

  • The two conditions to which refusal to believe in God conforms us
  • The evils that result from a utilitarian rejection of absolute values
  • Seven lies in contemporary society -- and the truths that they attempt to hide
  • How you can become more discerning to detect the language of lies
  • Ways in which beauty is illuminating and reflects the truth
  • The dangers of experiments against reality (e.g., with sexual relations, gender, etc.)

You will be edified by unvarnished real-world examples of authentic community building (and tearing down) in families, schools, and society. In addition, you will find out what equality really means in education and relationships as well as how to grow in true obedience and virtue.

Esolen includes a special reflection on the Ten Commandments and how they relate to your life personally today. He reveals numerous oxymorons inherent in society's advancement of feminism and wars against organized religion, sound schooling, health care, and manliness -- all while elevating your ability to sift through misinformation and distorted statistics. Whether using examples from miracles, philology, or math, he will help restore your belief in the transcendent.

About the Author

Anthony Esolen is a Princeton graduate, the author or translator of thirty books (including Dante's Divine Comedy), and a regular contributor to Crisis Magazine, Chronicles, Touchstone, Magnificat, American Greatness, and Front Porch Republic. Dr. Esolen is widely praised as one of the best Catholic writers of our age. His engaging, conversational style opens eyes, engages minds, and changes hearts. He has been a professor of English since 1988. He and his wife Debra publish the web magazine Word and Song, designed, by means of linguistic history, music, art, classic poetry, and film, to bring to people daily encounters with what is beautiful, good, and true.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781644138021
ISBN-10: 1644138026
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English