Remaking the World
Remaking the World

Remaking the World

How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West

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How 7 Transformational Events in 1776 Paved the Way for Today’s Post-Christian West With dizzying social transformations in everything from gender to social justice, it may seem like there’s never been a more tumultuous period in history. But a single year in the late 18th century saw a number of influential transformations—or even revolutions—that changed the social trajectory of the Western world. By understanding how those events influenced today’s cultural landscape, Christians can more effectively bear witness to God’s truth in a post-Christian age. In Remaking the World, Andrew Wilson highlights 7 major developments from the year 1776—globalization, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Enrichment, the American Revolution, the rise of post-Christianity, and the dawn of Romanticism—and explains their relevance to social changes happening today. Carefully examining key documents and historical figures, Wilson demonstrates how a monumental number of political, philosophical, economical, and industrial changes in the year of America’s founding shaped the modern West into a “WEIRDER” society: Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic, Ex-Christian, and Romantic. This thoroughly researched yet accessible book offers a unique historical perspective on modern views of family, government, religion, and morality—giving Christians the historical lens they need to understand today’s post-Christian trends and respond accordingly. • Relevant Cultural and Historical Analysis: Skillfully connects key ideas and events from the past to the present • Comprehensive: Examines important developments from 1776, including the American Revolution, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; James Watt’s steam engine; Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations; and Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason • Informative: Covers key historical figures, including John Adams, Edmund Burke, and David Hume • Biblical: Equips and encourages readers to share the gospel in a post-Christian world • A Great Resource for Pastors, Scholars, and Readers of Carl Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self


ISBN: 9781433580536
Producer: Crossway
Product Code: 10091282
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Product type: Hard Cover
Number of pages: 368
Release Date: 05.09.2023
Language: English

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Helen D  (02.09.2023)

An enjoyable, very well-researched book that will leave you questioning and adding to your vocabulary! This book is a departure from Wilson's usual writing style and I would defiantly recommend having a dictionary handy or google, to look some words up. This book is quite academic in places, so may not be to everyone's taste, but I really enjoyed what is clearly a subject Wilson loves and has enjoyed researching and writing about. This is a book to take slowly and really digest what Wilson is saying, and look at how this is reflected in the world.

Good read, impress your friends with your knowledge of WIERDER, but not one for the beach with a cocktail!

Chris Williams  (22.06.2023)

I've never really been a history fact I've always found it a little boring. Which intrigues me as to why I found Andrew's 'Remaking the World' such a good read. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone in a teaching position trying to explain the current state of a world that seems bent on rejecting faith over science without first considering the facts. It's not an easy read...but keep going, possibly with a dictionary and Google beside you, and you'll be pleased you persevered!

Dr A Johnson  (21.06.2023)

Andrew has done it again, this time with a wonderful blend of theology, history and philosophy. In helping us understand our world better, Andrew also helps us becoming better communicators of the amazing Good News with which we have been entrusted.

Chris Large  (14.06.2023)

Andrew Wilson continues to astound me, who knew the year 1776 was so important in shaping our WEIRDER [Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, Democratic, Ex-Christian, Romantic] world of today. I found this a fascinating book from an historical perspective, but also so relatable to modern culture. The way he jumps from George Washington to Harry Potter or Voltaire to Spider-Man is testament to his genius.  This book cements him as one of the major Christian teachers and philosophers of our generation. 

I also now know why he is always sat in the corner of my favourite coffee shop whenever I go in there. So great he acknowledges the owners in the book.  

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