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The myth of the American dream : reflections on affluence, autonomy, safety, and power / D.L. Mayfield.

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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 261.0973 Mayfield (Text) 31208913176329 non-fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780830845989
  • ISBN: 0830845984
  • Physical Description: 203 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP, InterVarsity Press, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203).
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The myth of the American dream -- Affluence. The walls of Rome ; Who is my neighbor? ; Getting curious ; Low, low prices ; How not to be a millionaire ; Lament for the land ; True generosity -- Autonomy. Liberty ; The name we give ; Fresh paint ; What is education for? ; Paying attention to my neighbors ; The hospitality of exiles -- Safety. The odd ; Mary, or, we can never be safe ; The ship of the doomed ; Good seeds ; Waking up sad ; The happiest place on Earth -- Power. Empire ; Billboards ; The pioneer mind ; Signposts ; Monuments and memorials ; Learning from exiles -- How to live in empire.
Summary, etc.:
"Affluence, autonomy, safety, and power-the central values of the American dream. But are they actually compatible with Jesus' command to love our neighbor as ourselves? In essays grouped around these four values, D. L. Mayfield asks us to pay attention to the ways they shape our own choices, and the ways those choices affect our neighbors"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Christian life.
Christianity and culture > United States.
American Dream > Religious aspects > Christianity.
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