Category: How Should We Then Live?

April 18, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

Modern Art, Music, Literature, and Films

 
For modern people, as they leap into the area of non-reason to try to find optimism without reason, not only are there no human or moral categories but there is no certainty, no categories upon which to distinguish between reality and illusion.
April 18, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

Modern Philosophy and Modern Theology

 
“Downstairs” in the area of humanistic reason, man is a machine, man is meaningless. There are no values. And “upstairs” optimism about meaning and values is totally separated from reason.
April 18, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

The Breakdown in Philosophy and Science

 
Modern man is a man of dichotomy. The dichotomy here is the total separation between the area of meaning and values, and the area of reason.
April 3, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

The Rise of Modern Science

 
Christianity is the mother of modern science because it insists that the God who created the universe has revealed himself in the Bible to be the kind of God he is.
April 3, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

The Enlightenment

 
Here was a man starting from himself absolutely. And if the humanistic elements of the Renaissance stand in sharp contrast to the Reformation, the Enlightenment was in total antithesis to it.
April 3, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

The Reformation Continued

 
What the Reformation’s return to biblical teaching gave society was the opportunity for tremendous freedom, but without chaos.
April 3, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

The Reformation

To the Reformation thinkers, authority was not divided between the Bible and the church. The church was under the teaching of the Bible.

April 3, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

The Renaissance

 
As a man thinketh so is he–and humanism had already begun to show that pessimism was its natural conclusion.
March 28, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

The Middle Ages

 
The most important individual thing for man is man himself. Without some ultimate meaning for a person (for me, an individual), what is the use of living and what will be the basis for morals, values, and law?
March 28, 2021 / How Should We Then Live?

 

Ancient Rome

 
Culture and the freedoms of people are fragile. Without a sufficient base, when such pressures come only time is needed–and often not a great deal of time–before there is a collapse.