The danger of do-it-yourself spirituality

I was reading Tom Wolfe's 1976 New York magazine article, "The 'Me' Decade and the Third Great Awakening," and I was struck by the similarities with today.A significant change occurred in the culture after World War II, one that really manifested in the middle 1960s. Widespread economic growth allowed people previously unknown levels of self-indulgence. The focus on the self from all angles -- economic, spiritual, psychological, etc. -- began to intensify through the 1950s and '60s.The … [Read more...]