Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rationalism in Religion...

In fact, preceded secular rationalism:

"The context in which the perversion of immanence is to be placed must be mentioned once more. The diversionist, it is true, responds to anxiety with the creation of a fictitious ground; he furthermore displays no particular zeal to rediscover the ground. All too frequently, he even enjoys his self-made existence, under the labels of freedom and reason; but he is not the one who has caused the groundlessness of existence in the first place. The ground of existence, not easily to be rediscovered, was lost by the perversion of transcendence -- and that misfortune must be charged to the fundamentalism of ecclesiastic Christianity." -- The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Vol. 28, p. 83

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