Secularization Interrupted

it was becoming increasingly clear that at least on the street, the the veneer of Christianity was peeling away to reveal a canvas of various native (pre-Christian) folk paganisms. As Cambridge historian Patrick Collinson concludes, the Reformation was an “episode of re-Christianization or even primary Christianization” that interrupted “a process of secularization with much deeper roots.”

— Michael Horton, Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever (Wheaton: Crossway, 2014), 17.

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