The household. Not just a good idea.
In this truly original book, C.R. Wiley shows that, although the family has become dislocated and pushed to the side by modern society, this wasn’t always the case. At one time, the world was not seen as a random assortment of time and matter, but as an ordered whole—as a Cosmos.
The Household and the War for the Cosmos
Recovering a Christian Vision for the Family
When you look at the home, you should see the end of the world
C.R. Wiley illustrates these ancient values through the Roman Aeneas, and shows how this founding myth inspired people to things we need. However, he also shows how this myth failed and it was succeeded by a greater myth—the myth of Abraham and His God’s war for the cosmos.
"Today the true revolutionaries are not feminists, homosexual activists, or other progressives but those who are seeking to halt any further erosion of the family, and even reverse the process—families who are intentionally working to restore at least some of the traditional functions of the household."
-Nancy Pearcey, author of Total Truth and Love Thy Body
"C.R. Wiley is calling upon us to remember that we have duties that go by the name of piety, what those duties are, why they have gone unregarded in our time, how they are founded in our human and bodily nature, and why they are essential for the Christian to practice…. And he is cheerful about it, more cheerful by far than our obliviousness deserves."
-Anthony Esolen, author of Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture
"This book is the good beans... Wiley’s book is one, long sustained argument, and you find yourself on the edge of your seat as you approach the end of it, leaning toward the conclusion. And my best way of summarizing that conclusion is this. He shows—to take the book of Ephesians for my example—that the New Testament “household code” instructions are not some extraneous thing dragged in, disrupting the flow of the book. No, husbands loving their wives and wives respecting their husbands has a tight connection to the fact of our spiritual warfare, as we wrestle with the principalities and powers."
-Douglas Wilson, pastor and author of Reforming Marriage, Future Men, and Father Hunger