Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Romantic "Christianity," the Inklings, and the Elevation of Myth

A burgeoning movement is occurring in Evangelical literature today in connection with the vast popularity of works by such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Countless Christians are being influenced by this movement, which in many places is nearly akin to a paradigm shift, yet almost no Christian literature seems available that both sets it within its true historical context and compares it with the Biblical worldview.

Many Christians are unaware that this movement is part of the contemporary resurgence of a larger historical movement called Romanticism. Romanticism was popular in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe, especially in Germany, France, and England, and it never really died. Today it is rapidly increasing in Western culture in a variety of ways...

Read the rest of the article
here. It provides historical depth and background for my concerns.

1 comment:

Countryboy said...

I just wanted to say that I discovered the same occultic connection with these authors and Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life book. He especially liked to quote C.S.Lewis. Warren is promoting this same mixture of pagan and false religions. I have referred several people to your site so that they can see that this Purpose Driven movement is the emerging global comprimising false church . Some have argued that the two are not the same but Warren is part of this rising "harlot" church of Rev.17 I thought your article was great. I researched all of the authors that Warren quoted from and they all have occultic backgrounds.