Thu, Jul 19, 2018
by David Larsen
With the collapse of Puritanism and the disengagement of Pietism, a dreadful abyss of unbelief and skepticism opened up in the west. The driving force into this darkness was called "the Enlightenment" or "the Aufklarung" in Germany. The tip toward self-centeredness and self-worship actually took place when renaissance humanism took a left turn as when Ficino in the Florentine Academy replaced nine Psalms with the Enneads in 1487 in his Matins. One of the consequences of the rapid desupernaturalization of the west was a mounting doubt about the genuineness of Biblical prophecy. This was sure to be a fatality...