This is Dan Knauss's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Dan Knauss's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Dan Knauss
Recent Activity
Christian sentimentality IS atheistic sentimentality. Barth said something similar about religion as "esoteric atheism." Guardini and Percy have a compelling existentialist optimism about future humanity even though they are trying to be grim about it. But if a de-Christianized culture is one that's repristinated for faith, then the old Christianized culture must also be seen as (fortuitously) corrupt. Maybe they missed that idea. Appreciators of tradition have a tendency to imagine the past as more human, healthy, faithful (etc.) than the present. This is amplified as the hopefulness of people who are disappointed with the present. Their instruments are unreliable. There is no cultural or institutional past that is not swollen with putrefaction.
Dan Knauss is now following The Typepad Team
Nov 10, 2015