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Dreher, Rod

Overview
Works: 20 works in 82 publications in 5 languages and 4,189 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Rules  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Controversial literature  Nonfiction radio programs  Radio news programs  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN4874.D73, 070.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rod Dreher
The Benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation by Rod Dreher( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a radical vision for the future of Christianity, American Conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches are hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo-Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House might have bought a brief reprieve from the state's assault, but it will not stop the West's slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actually the way back -- all the way to St. Benedict of Nursia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome's fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring Christian communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new, post-Christian barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. This book is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. The Benedict Option is for all mere Christians -- Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox -- who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church and resilient culture, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night
Crunchy cons : how birkenstocked burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party) by Rod Dreher( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a colleague teased writer Dreher one day about his visit to the "lefty" local food co-op, he started thinking about the ways he and his conservative family lived that put them outside the bounds of conventional Republican politics. Shortly thereafter, Dreher wrote an essay about "crunchy cons," people whose "Small Is Beautiful" style of conservative politics often put them at odds with GOP orthodoxy. Dreher was deluged by e-mails from conservatives across America saying "Hey, me too!" Here, Dreher reports on the depth and scope of this phenomenon, which is redefining the taxonomy of America's political and cultural landscape. At a time when the Republican party, and the conservative movement in general, is bitterly divided over what it means to be a conservative, Dreher introduces us to people who are pioneering a way back to the future by reclaiming what they feel is best in conservatism.--From publisher description
The wind in the reeds : a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken by Wendell Pierce( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art"--
The benedict option : a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation by Rod Dreher( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Christianity is in decline. From the outside, churches are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. From the inside, they are being hollowed out by the departure of young people and a watered-down pseudospirituality. Conservative Christian political influence has collapsed. Confused and frightened Christians wonder: What went wrong? What's next? Do we have a future in post-Christian America?Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actually the way back--all the way back to Saint Benedict of Nursia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the decadence of Rome, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians under Barbarian rule. He and his fellow monks built resilient communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. By creating spiritual centers of hope that were strongholds of light through the Dark Ages, they saved not just Christianity, but Western Civilization.The Benedict Option is the guide for Christians under siege today. Politics won't save them, and neither will the courts. In this visionary book, Dreher urges today's faithful to be new Saint Benedicts. Drawing on monasticism's ancient wisdom, Christians must build up the local church, create new schools, and take up practices that prepare them to face the twenty-first-century world with the confidence and fervor of the early church.Both philosophically astute and eminently practical, The Benedict Option is for Christians who know something has gone terribly wrong but don't know what to do about it. This book offers hope and a plan for surviving and thriving in the chaos and growing darkness of our time
The wind in the reeds : a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken by Wendell Pierce( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art. In this powerful and redemptive narrative, Pierce brings together the stories of his family, his city, and his history, why they are all worth saving and the critical importance art played in reuniting and revitalizing this unique American city
Crunchy cons : the new conservative counterculture and its return to roots by Rod Dreher( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a colleague teased writer Dreher one day about his visit to the "lefty" local food co-op, he started thinking about the ways he and his conservative family lived that put them outside the bounds of conventional Republican politics. Shortly thereafter, Dreher wrote an essay about "crunchy cons," people whose "Small Is Beautiful" style of conservative politics often put them at odds with GOP orthodoxy. Dreher was deluged by e-mails from conservatives across America saying "Hey, me too!" Here, Dreher reports on the depth and scope of this phenomenon, which is redefining the taxonomy of America's political and cultural landscape. At a time when the Republican party, and the conservative movement in general, is bitterly divided over what it means to be a conservative, Dreher introduces us to people who are pioneering a way back to the future by reclaiming what they feel is best in conservatism.--From publisher description
Mars Hill audio journal 128 : July/August 2015( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little way of Ruthie Leming : a southern girl, a small town, and the secret of a good life by Rod Dreher( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After witnessing the way in which his hometown of St. Francisville, La., rallied around his ill sister, journalist Rod Dreher and his wife decided to leave Philadelphia and move back to St. Francisville, thereby accepting the limitations of small-town life for the privilege of being part of a community
Catholics, the media and the American public square( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Dante can save your life : the life-changing wisdom of history's greatest poem by Rod Dreher( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From New York Times bestselling author Rod Dreher comes his latest on his deep appreciation for The Divine Comedy and how it did end up saving his life
Die Benedikt-Option : eine Strategie für Christen in einer nachchristlichen Gesellschaft by Rod Dreher( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little way of Ruthie Leming : [a southern girl, a small town, and the secret of a good life] by Rod Dreher( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his sister Ruthie, Rod Dreher, a big city journalist, realizes that small town life, its many rituals, its limitations, and the sense of community that go with it are exactly what he wants for his family. Learn about Dreher's journey home
How Dante can save your life : the life-changing wisdom of history's greatest poem by Rod Dreher( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the death of his little sister and the publication of his New York Times bestselling memoir The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Dreher found himself living in the small community of Starhill, Louisiana where he grew up. But instead of the fellowship he hoped to find, he discovered that fault lines within his family had deepened. Dreher spiraled into depression and a stress-related autoimmune disease. Doctors told Dreher that if he didn't find inner peace, he would destroy his health. Soon after, he came across The Divine Comedy in a bookstore and was enchanted by its first lines, which seemed to describe his own condition. In the months that followed Dante helped Dreher understand the mistakes and mistaken beliefs that had torn him down and showed him that he had the power to change his life. Dreher knows firsthand the solace and strength that can be found in Dante's great work, and distills its wisdom for those who are lost in the dark wood of depression, struggling with failure (or success), wrestling with a crisis of faith, alienated from their families or communities, or otherwise enduring the sense of exile that is the human condition. Inspiring, revelatory, and packed with penetrating spiritual, moral, and psychological insights, How Dante Can Save Your Life is a book for people, both religious and secular, who find themselves searching for meaning and healing. Dante told his patron that he wrote his poem to bring readers from misery to happiness. It worked for Rod Dreher. Dante saved Rod Dreher's life--and in this book, Dreher shows you how Dante can save yours."--Amazon.com
The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Already the most discussed and most important religious book of the decade."?David Brooks In this controversial bestseller, Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches have been hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo?Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House may have bought a brief reprieve from the state's assault, but it will not stop the West's slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actu?ally the way back?all the way to St. Benedict of Nur?sia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome's fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new form of barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. The Benedict Option is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. It's for all mere Chris?tians?Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox?who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night
Gdy Bóg nie był kamerdynerem by Rod Dreher( )

1 edition published in 2018 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

>DgOK 4 july 01<<Too close for comfort : Rod Dreher on liberal Christianity by Rod Dreher( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[NPR's Tom Gjelten reports on the status of Christian colleges and universities in the wake of the ruling of the same-sex marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges] by Tom Gjelten( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

NPR's Tom Gjelten reports on the status of Christian colleges and universities in the wake of the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage. Samuel W. Oliver, president of Union University, Shapri D. LoMaglio, vice president for Government & External Relations for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, Rod Dreher, a writer for The American Conservative magazine, and Mark Oppenheimer, "belief columnist" for the New York Times, comment on the status of anit-gay behavioral codes at Christian universities and the likelihood of those schools losing their tax exempt status based upon violating civil rights. On "Morning Edition."
#X98;Die#x9C; Benedikt-Option Eine Strategie für Christen in einer nachchristlichen Gesellschaft by Rod Dreher( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Benediktova cesta : křesťanský život v postkřesťanské době by Rod Dreher( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Opcja Benedykta : jak przetrwać czas neopogaństwa by Rod Dreher( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Crunchy cons : how birkenstocked burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party)
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Crunchy cons : the new conservative counterculture and its return to roots
Alternative Names
Dreher, Ray Oliver

Dreher, Ray Oliver, 1967-

Dreher, Ray Oliver "Rod"

Rod (1967- )

Rod Dreher American journalist

Rod Dreher americký novinář

Rod Dreher Amerikaans journalist

Rod Dreher jurnalist american

Rod Dreher periodista estadounidense

Languages
English (70)

French (5)

German (4)

Polish (2)

Czech (1)