The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away from Us
By Philip Rieff
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307277534, 269pp.
Publication Date: March 11, 2008
“[Rieff is] indisputably one of the most powerful American intellects of the past century, a man of almost staggering erudtion who developed a faith-based critique of modernity and postmodernity that we ignore at the peril . . . of our souls.” —BookForum “A compelling diagnosis of our condition.” —The Wall Street Journal“Magnificent. . . . Few intellectuals of recent decades have a better track record of identifying blind spots in the higher common sense.” —The New York Times Book Review“Subtle and convincing.” —The New York Sun