The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power

D. L. Mayfield (Author)
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Description

★ Publishers Weekly starred review. Affluence, autonomy, safety, and power. These are the central values of the American dream. But are they 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. Where did these values come from? How have they failed those on the edges of our society? And how can we disentangle ourselves from our culture's headlong pursuit of these values and live faithful lives of service to God and our neighbors?

Product Details

Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
IVP
Publish Date
May 05, 2020
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780830845989

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About the Author

D. L. MAYFIELD has nearly a decade of experience working with refugee communities in the United States. Mayfield's work has been published in McSweeneys, Christianity Today, Relevant, Geez, Curator, Reject Apathy, and Conspire!. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband and two small children. Visit her at dlmayfield.com.

Reviews

"This trenchant Christian critique of American exceptionalism provides an essential, passionate interpretation of the ideals of egalitarianism."--Publishers Weekly, starred review