This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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General remarks

Contemporary Protestantism is marked by the absence of a priesthood, and therefore of the liturgy and the sacramental life in general, and this much is acknowledged when it is lamented what a great injustice it is to these ‘separated brethren’ that they are deprived in this way of the riches of the traditional doctrine; but it is often forgotten that another great absence in Protestant ‘anti-doctrine’ is the Virgin Mary, not that she is not acknowledged as real, but that she is only acknowledged as one Biblical actor much like all the other actors, which is to say she is divested of her entire mystical, metaphysical, and even historic significance, which includes of course all of the devotional and methodological instruments that are associated with her.

Even within Catholicism, although she is held in high esteem, we can sense that from the point of view of official doctrine she is not understood in the fullness of her significance. It is our purpose here to offer to the reader and outline of the Marian doctrine in such a way as to integrate it into the Christian mystical way and into the doctrinal summary that is this manual.

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