God Created Humanism: the Christian basis of secular values – Theos

We are slowly losing our amnesia. Thanks to recent tomes – in particular Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age and Larry Siedentop’s masterly Inventing the Individual – the idea that the modern world was hatched in smoke-filled room by Voltaire, Kant and Rousseau is losing to its credibility.

Nick Spencer book review. Theos website. 10 March 2017

One Response to God Created Humanism: the Christian basis of secular values – Theos

  1. Phil Almond April 4, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    ‘The “humanitarian ideals” which mark our time are not natural, nor “rationally deducible” but the result of “complex cultural traditions, brewed over centuries… the main ingredient [of which] was the story of God taking the side, even taking the form, of the powerless victim.”’

    Once again – this statement has enough truth in it to be plausible, but not enough truth to avoid being a travesty of the God and Christ of the Christian revelation – because it sidelines the doctrines of original sin and the wrath of God and the atonement.

    Phil Almond

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