The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism - Chapter Three: Christianity Is a Straitjacket Summary & Analysis

Timothy Keller
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Chapter Three: Christianity Is a Straitjacket Summary and Analysis

To some, Christianity is confining in that ideally every person should find his own truth. There is belief by some that Christianity is narrow and enslaves its believers. Even the Supreme Court opined that "the heart of liberty is to define one's own concept of existence, of the meaning of the universe." (36) Stephen Jay Gould asserted that although people yearn for a higher authority in the universe that none exists.

French philosopher Foucault opined that truth was related to power. And when an individual as power, he is able to dictate what the truth is. Foucault was a disciple of Nietzsche who applied this theory to both liberal and conservative thought: One who has power should be reviled; but are those who criticize those in power attempting to create a revolt...

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