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The Myth of the American Dream : Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power / D. L. Mayfield. [print]

By: Mayfield, D.L [author]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [(c)2020. Description: 203 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780830845989Subject(s): -- Cultural -- Anthropology | Immigration. -- United States HistoryGenre/Form: U.S. History. LOC classification: BV4501.3.T446BV4501.3.M468.T446COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
Contents:
PennsylvaniaRT ONE: 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.
PennsylvaniaRT TWO: AUTONOMY Liberty The names we give Fresh paint What is education for? Paying attention to my neighbors The hospitality of exiles.
PennsylvaniaRT THREE: SAFETY The odds Mary, or, we can never be safe The ship of the doomed Good seeds Waking up sad The happiest place on earth.
PennsylvaniaRT FOUR: POWER Empire Billboards The pioneer mind Signposts Monuments and memorials Learning from exiles.
Summary: 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? https://www.amazon.com/Myth-American-Dream-Reflections-Affluence-ebook/dp/B07ZG7H9YV/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9780830845989&qid=1590505926&sr=8-1
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PennsylvaniaRT ONE: 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.

PennsylvaniaRT TWO: AUTONOMY Liberty The names we give Fresh paint What is education for? Paying attention to my neighbors The hospitality of exiles.

PennsylvaniaRT THREE: SAFETY The odds Mary, or, we can never be safe The ship of the doomed Good seeds Waking up sad The happiest place on earth.

PennsylvaniaRT FOUR: POWER Empire Billboards The pioneer mind Signposts Monuments and memorials Learning from exiles.

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? Link to source of summary

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D. L. Mayfield is a writer and neighbor in Portland, Oregon where she lives with her husband and two children. She has written for places as varied as McSweeneys, Christianity Today, Image journal, the Rumpus, and The Washington Post. Her book of essays, Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith was released in 2016 with HarperOne. Her second book, The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety and Power comes out in May of 2020 from IVP.

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