St. Louis (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
The number of U.S. adults who profess no religion increased from 14 million in 1990 to 34 million in 2008, according to the American Religious Identification Survey 2008. This growing lack of religious enthusiasm has many long term effects, according to Rev. Oliver Nwachukwu, author of the new book “Those Challenging Cracks of Secularism: In and Beyond”.
Nwachukwu, a Catholic priest with a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and doctorate from Loyola University, vehemently challenges the validity of secularism in modern society.
“No one should be denied the privilege of a close relationship with God through inculcation of attitude of religious indifference directly or indirectly,” Nwachukwu said. “We are loosening our grips on the religious values that held this nation together for centuries.”
In “Those Challenging Cracks of Secularism: In and Beyond” Nwachukwu shows how secularism further deepens the dividing lines in today’s society. He offers compelling evidence that secularism instigates an attitude of religious indifference in young minds, stripping them of the ability to understand spirituality and morals.
Nwachukwu also discusses the cost of maintaining Christian values in the face of growing secularism, heightened worldwide belligerence, abysmal economic disparity and racial intolerance. He also addresses the damage caused by religious fanatics who apply religion irrationally to social and political issues, thereby creating mistrust and skepticism over religion.
The greatest challenge to the future of our modern world is secularism,” Nwachukwu insists. “As people lose grip on seasoned religious values, we no longer live as neighbors inflamed with the spirit of equal justice, love and concern for each other. Instead, we are constantly preoccupied with concern for security and the desire to serving our material ego even at the expense of others.”
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“Those Challenging Cracks of Secularism: In and Beyond”
By Rev. Oliver Nwachukwu
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book formats
About the author
Rev. Oliver O. Nwachukwu holds a doctorate degree in New Testament Studies and Early Christianity from Loyola University Chicago and master’s degree in theology from Harvard University. Having served as an adjunct professor in a number of universities, Rev. Nwachukwu is currently the pastor of St. Charles Borromeo and Immaculate Conception Churches Du Bois, Illinois. This is his third book.