Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Brad S. Gregory's The Unintended Reformation

The Catholic World Report - Unintended Problems, Unintended Blessings
Brad S. Gregory's The Unintended Reformation traces the lineage from the Reformation to today's relativistic "Kingdom of Whatever"

The Unintended Reformation aims at telling us how the West went from a time when “late medieval Christianity in all its variety was an institutionalized worldview that influenced all domains of human life” to a time he designates as “the Kingdom of Whatever” in which relativism is king and, consequently, a notion of the “good life” has been replaced by “the goods life.” Capitalism and consumerism order the day and the one who dies with the most toys wins. How did this happen?
The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society

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