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Modernity

The trial of modernity – who or what is on trial? It is the contrived solutions of the past based on compromise and the synthesis of incompatible beliefs. Modernity therefore can be a teacher. What cannot face up to it and why?

Modern or postmodern?

Modernity gave way to postmodernity when the cultural and political elite recognized that they no longer had give deference to Christianity. The modern era had been a compromise, where a basically non-Christian agenda had to recognize the prevalence of basically Christian values among the public. Therefore a compromise was employed, called secularism. It created an ever widening space in culture where Christianity did not have to be invoked. As David Rapport Lachterman pointed out, “Like war vis- à-vis diplomacy, postmodernity is a continuation of modernity by other means.” These no longer require the acknowledgment of Christianity as a source of authority. Modernity presented itself as something positive, as it could clothe itself in the very substantial economic and scientific progress that took place as modernity developed. Postmodernity only knows what it isn’t. The Christian response to postmodernity has not been consistent, or in many places even evident. We do find some trends. Some wish to return to the past, where there had been a modus vivendi with modernism. They seek to strip away that which creates conflict with our times. The Radical Two-Kingdom theology tries to get back to the recent past of the mid-twentieth century. Others are reaching further, all the way back to Aquinas to find something solid. After all, if it has kept the Romanists in their cathedrals and red slippers all these centuries, it must have strength. Postmodernism, being nothing, is like the vacuum that nature abhors, and something will rush into the space. All the likely prospects look frightening. But can’t Christianity fill the space? First we must separate the real Christianity from the Christianity broken my modernity.

Theories on modernity

Essays Reviews - Review of Modernity on Endless Trial, by Leszek Kolakowski - Review of The Crisis of Modernity, by Augusto Del Noce Reviews

Current Events

Essays Reviews - How the Deep State Spreads Lies, review of How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them, by Barbara F. Walter
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Modernity

The trial of modernity – who or what is on trial? It is the contrived solutions of the past based on compromise and the synthesis of incompatible beliefs. Modernity therefore can be a teacher. What cannot face up to it and why?

Modern or postmodern?

Modernity gave way to postmodernity when the cultural and political elite recognized that they no longer had give deference to Christianity. The modern era had been a compromise, where a basically non-Christian agenda had to recognize the prevalence of basically Christian values among the public. Therefore a compromise was employed, called secularism. It created an ever widening space in culture where Christianity did not have to be invoked. As David Rapport Lachterman pointed out, “Like war vis-à- vis diplomacy, postmodernity is a continuation of modernity by other means.” These no longer require the acknowledgment of Christianity as a source of authority. Modernity presented itself as something positive, as it could clothe itself in the very substantial economic and scientific progress that took place as modernity developed. Postmodernity only knows what it isn’t. The Christian response to postmodernity has not been consistent, or in many places even evident. We do find some trends. Some wish to return to the past, where there had been a modus vivendi with modernism. They seek to strip away that which creates conflict with our times. The Radical Two-Kingdom theology tries to get back to the recent past of the mid-twentieth century. Others are reaching further, all the way back to Aquinas to find something solid. After all, if it has kept the Romanists in their cathedrals and red slippers all these centuries, it must have strength. Postmodernism, being nothing, is like the vacuum that nature abhors, and something will rush into the space. All the likely prospects look frightening. But can’t Christianity fill the space? First we must separate the real Christianity from the Christianity broken my modernity.

Theories on modernity

Essays Reviews - Review of Modernity on Endless Trial, by Leszek Kolakowski - Review of The Crisis of Modernity, by Augusto Del Noce Reviews

Current Events

Essays Reviews - How the Deep State Spreads Lies, review of How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them, by Barbara F. Walter