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A Christian Response to Dungeons and Dragons: The Catechism of the New Age

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Paperback, 24 pages
Published March 25th 1988 by Dominion Press (first published 1988)
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Ned Leffingwell
Apr 23, 2016 Ned Leffingwell rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
This is not the worst piece of anti-D&D propaganda I have read, and I even concede that the author includes some sound parenting advice. The book is short and tries to answer the question, "Should a Christian play or allow their children to play Dungeons and Dragons?" The book actually does a fairly good job of describing Dungeons and Dragons to the laymen, except the author says that when creating a character one rolls for "age, diseases, parasitic infestations, and special skills". I'm not ...more
Aug 26, 2010 Kevin rated it liked it
Three stars only for the camp/nostalgia value. More of a pamphlet than a book, it's a hilarious look back into the era of the Satanic Panic, when everything and everyone was out to get the god-fearing. Of course D&D, the Smurfs, Masters of the Universe, etc., all fell out of mainstream popularity -- yet Evangelicals are still here, still wringing their hands over Christendom's allegedly immanent destruction, except now it's due to Pokemon, Harry Potter, Twilight....

Of special note is the aut
Jan 27, 2013 Gary rated it really liked it
Shelves: agenda-talk
A mere 16 pages. But makes some really insightful points that apply to numerous other issues that we face now.

Dec 07, 2011 Jason rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
"They want our children. They want our future."

Who wants our children? TSR? WoTC? Parker Brothers? Who wants our future? Gary Gygax? Weis and Hickman? That blurb on the back gives a sense of this book's paranoid tone. This book was written at the height of the role-playing scare (think Mazes and Monsters ). The authors are honest enough to admit that D&D and other RPGs don't cause madness or suicide, although they take pains to point out that marginal and/or disturbed people can and do play
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Mar 09, 2008 Clackamas rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody.
Recommended to Clackamas by: My Foster Parents--great people.
Ridiculous. If you are thinking about getting this book to talk your kids out of playing Dungeons and Dragons, it won't work. If anything, trash like this will make them more eager to try to see what all of the fuss is about.
Claude Graves
Dec 30, 2011 Claude Graves rated it liked it
This was interesting, and addressed to the first edition of DnD, an extended review to follow.
Thought-provoking, though I'm not sure I agreed with everything.
Abraham Ray
ok book about the agument between Christianity and dnd!
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Peter Leithart received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England. He has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyter ...more
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