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

2.33 of 5 stars 2.33  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Paperback, 24 pages
Published March 25th 1988 by Dominion Press (first published 1988)
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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
A mere 16 pages. But makes some really insightful points that apply to numerous other issues that we face now.

Thom Foolery
"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
Mar 09, 2008 Clackamas rated it 1 of 5 stars
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.
Abraham Ray
ok book about the agument between Christianity and dnd!
Claude Graves
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.
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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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