Swerving Towards Modernism

By |2016-08-03T10:36:39-05:00November 30th, 2014|Categories: Christendom, Culture, Modernity, Reason|

Stephen Greenblatt’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Swerve: How The World Became Modern is a narrative in search of a story. The narrative is a simple and familiar one: the world became modern when the forces of reason, enlightenment, and human dignity replaced the benighted and repressive superstitions and hypocritical hierarchies of medieval Christendom. This emancipation [...]