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The Resource Savage messiah : how Dr. Jordan Peterson is saving Western civilization, Jim Proser

Savage messiah : how Dr. Jordan Peterson is saving Western civilization, Jim Proser

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Savage messiah : how Dr. Jordan Peterson is saving Western civilization
Title
Savage messiah
Title remainder
how Dr. Jordan Peterson is saving Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
Jim Proser
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating biography and in-depth look at the work of bestselling writer and psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson, by award-winning author Jim Proser. Who is psychologist, professor, bestselling author, and YouTube personality Dr. Peterson? What does he believe in? Who are his followers? And why is he so controversial? These are among the many questions raised in this compelling, exhaustively researched account of his life-from Peterson's early days as a religious-school student in small-town Canada to his tenure at Harvard to his headline-making persona of the present day. In Savage Messiah, we meet an adolescent Peterson who, scoffing at the "fairy tales" being taught in his confirmation class, asks his minister how it's possible to believe the Bible in light of modern scientific theory. Unsatisfied with the answer he's been given, Peterson goes on to challenge other authority figures who stood in his way as he dared to define the world in his own terms. This won Peterson many enemies and more admirers than he could have dreamed of, particularly during the digital era, when his nontraditional views could be widely shared and critically discussed. Still, a fall from grace was never far behind. Peterson had always preached the importance of free speech, which he believed was essential to finding life-saving personal meaning in our frequently nihilistic world. But when he dismissed Canadian parliament Bill C-16, one that compelled the use of newly-invented pronouns to address new gender identities, Peterson found himself facing a whole new world. Students targeted him as a gender bigot. Conservatives called him their hero. Soon Peterson was fixed firmly at the center of the culture wars-and there was no turning back. With exclusive interviews of Dr. Peterson, as well as conversations with his family, friends, and associates, this book reveals the heart and mind, teachings and practices, of one of the most provocative voices of our time
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Proser, Jim
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Peterson, Jordan B
  • Peterson, Jordan B.
  • Peterson, Jordan B.
  • Psychologists
  • Psychology teachers
  • Culture conflict
  • Canada
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Savage messiah : how Dr. Jordan Peterson is saving Western civilization, Jim Proser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
on1097577884
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781250251428
Lccn
2019044457
Label
Savage messiah : how Dr. Jordan Peterson is saving Western civilization, Jim Proser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
on1097577884
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781250251428
Lccn
2019044457

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