Truth Decay

Author: Douglas Groothuis
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083087755X
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A 2001 Christianity Today Award of Merit winner! The concept of truth as absolute, objective and universal has undergone serious deterioration in recent years. No longer is it a goal for all to pursue. Rather postmodernism sees truth as inseparable from culture, psychology, race and gender. Ultimately, truth is what we make it to be. What factors have accelarated this decay of truth? Why are people willing to embrace such a devalued concept? How does this new view compare and contrast with a Christian understanding? While postmodernism contains some truthful insights (despite its attempt to dethrone truth), Douglas Groothuis sees its basic tenets as intellectually flawed and hostile to Christian views. In this spirited presentation of a solid, biblical and logical perspective, Groothuis unveils how truth has come under attack and how it can be defended in the vital areas of theology, apologetics, ethics and the arts.

Truth Decay

Author: Kavanagh
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833099949
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"Truth Decay" refers to a diminishing reliance on facts and analysis observed in contemporary U.S. society, and especially its political discourse. This report explores the causes and effects of Truth Decay and proposes strategies for further action.

The Decay Of Truth In Education

Author: Kevin S. Krahenbuhl
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527510476
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Why has the spread of ‘fake news’ taken grip on society so quickly? Why has there been a significant increase in violence among those who disagree on issues? Why is it that increasingly our society is shutting down speech they disagree with rather than engage in civil debate? This book explores each of these issues and traces their connection to the same root cause: the decay of truth in education. It presents a compelling case that documents how educational institutions and political institutions alike have abandoned truth as a primary virtue. In doing so, our society has waded deeply into an environment loaded with deceit, distraction, and delusion. The targets of this critique range across political, religious, and social groups as this is a societal-level outcome of the educational malaise towards truth. The book underscores topics of practical interest and considers real opportunities for each individual to take to help restore truth as a virtue in education and in society.

Truth Decay

Author: Jennifer Kavanagh
Publisher:
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RAND has begun to investigate the causes and consequences of the phenomenon it calls Truth Decay—the diminishing role of facts and data in American public life—and invites others to join in continued research to help counteract it.

Truth Or Consequences

Author: Millard J. Erickson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830877560
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A 2002 Christianity Today Book of the Year! Postmodernism. The term slowly filtered into our vocabularies about three decades ago and now permeates most discussions of the humanities. Those who tout the promises and perils of this twentieth-century intellectual movement have filled many a bookshelf. And in a previous book, Postmodernizing the Faith: Evangelical Responses to the Challenge of Postmodernism, Millard J. Erickson provided his own summary of several evangelical responses--both positive and negative--to the movement. Now in this book Erickson offers his own promised in-depth analysis and constructive response. What are the intellectual roots of postmodernism? Who are its most prominent exponents? What can we learn from their critique of modernism? Where do their assumptions and analyses fail us? Where do we go from here? What might a post-postmodernism look like? Erickson addresses these issues with characteristic discernment, clarity and evenhandedness, neither dismissing the insights of postmodern thought nor succumbing uncritically to its allure. An important book for all who are concerned with commending Christian truth to the culture within which we live.

On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775412245
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On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily; to lie firmly, frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously, with pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of our high calling."

Canada In Decay

Author: Ricardo Duchesne
Publisher: Black House Publishing
ISBN: 9781910881934
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Canada in Decay is the first scholarly book questioning the undemocratic policy of mass immigration and racial diversification in Canada. The entire Canadian political establishment, the mainstream media, and the academics are all in harmonious unison with the banks and corporations, in promoting the two myths to justify mass immigration. The first myth this book demolishes is the claim that immigration into Canada "enriches the country," by demonstrating that mass immigration is not only leading to Euro-Canadians becoming a small minority in their own homeland, but because of the disparity in the birth-rate, the Euro-Canadian population is likely to become almost extinct. The second myth this book demolishes is the regularly repeated claim that Canada is a "nation of immigrants" by demonstrating that Canada was founded by Indigenous Quebecois, Acadians, and English speakers, and that there is no example in history of a people or a nation actively promoting their own extinction by other races, religions or cultures. The rewriting of Canada's history in the media, schools, universities and academia, is an attempt to rob Euro-Canadians of their own history by inventing a past that conforms to the ideological goals of a future multiracial and multicultural Canada. This rewriting is happening across Europe where mass immigration and diversification are also being imposed from above without open dialogue. Canada in Decay also shows, furthermore, that liberal values are incompatible with the "cultural Marxist" effort to destroy the cultural and ethnic heritage of Canada. Canada In Decay explains the origins of the ideology of immigrant multiculturalism and the inbuilt radicalizing nature of this ideology, and argues that the "theory of multicultural citizenship" is marred by a double standard which encourages minorities to affirm their collective cultural rights while Euro-Canadians are excluded from affirming theirs.

Truth Considered And Applied

Author: Stewart E. Kelly
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805449582
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A classroom text for philosophy and theology students learning to defend Christianity, with love and truth, in the context of history and against the challenges of postmodernist thought.