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Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land

Living the Christian Faith in a Post-Christian World

Charles J. Chaput

Henry Holt and Co.

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An impassioned defense of American exceptionalism—and what threatens its continuity— from the Archbishop of Philadelphia.

From the author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America in 2016 is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this no longer can be reversed. The reasons include – but aren't limited to – economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; immigration (a very good thing, but with broad cultural consequences); federal power encroaching on religious rights; alienation of the leadership classes; and the decline of the sustaining sense of family and community.

About the author

Charles J. Chaput

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., was named archbishop of Philadelphia in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI. As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, he was the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States and is the first Native American archbishop. Chaput is the author of Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics and Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life—as well as numerous articles and public talks.

Charles J. Chaput