This is the eighth session of Bob Godfrey’s Adult Sunday School series at the Escondido URC. In this session he discusses the dramatic changes in American culture in the last few years wherein America has abandoned Christendom, a way of looking at the world. A lot of Christians do not see this. The Enlightenment challenged Christendom by re-directing our attention from heaven to happiness in this world. The Enlightenment promised progress, equality, fraternity, and liberty. He has been comparing the French and American revolutions, noting that the American Revolution preserved Christendom. The radical experiment in France did not work. The started with a monarchy, with war and terror in between, and ended up with a monarchy. The French Revolution did not fulfill its promise. The Enlightenment did not fulfill its promise. Discontent with rationalism and empiricism led to Romanticism (e.g., Wagner). To illustrate what happened Bob introduces us to two great nineteenth-century figures, G. G. W. Hegel and Karl Marx.
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- Resources On Christ And Culture
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- The Enlightenment Was Not What You Were Told It Was
- Tillich: Pietism And The Enlightenment Both Fought Against Orthodoxy
- Modernity: The Story Without Its Author
- Carl L. Becker, The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (Yale, 1948).
- R. Scott Clark, “‘Magic and Noise:’ Reformed Christianity in Sister’s America,” in eds. R. Scott Clark and Joel E. Kim Always Reformed: Essays in Honor of W. Robert Godfrey (Escondido: Westminster Seminary California, 2010), 74–91. (Apple Books version)
- Nathan Hatch, Democratization of American Religion
- Nichols, James Hastings. Romanticism in American Theology: Nevin and Schaff at Mercersburg. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961.
- Riasanovsky, Nicholas V. The Emergence of Romanticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
- Reardon, Bernard M. G. Religion in the Age of Romanticism : Studies in Early Nineteenth Century Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
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