This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

The mode of spiritual expression in contemporary Protestantism

While we are obligated to respect the impetus that gives rise to Protestant forms of worship, acknowledging that it is related to the nature of the people involved and could not be otherwise, we must limit this ‘allowance’ to the validation of the spiritual temperament alone, and not the absence of doctrine that has come about as a result of this temperament operating outside of any traditional framework. This latter aspect of Protestantism has been and is disastrous. We mention this only to point out that we necessarily have to adopt an ambiguous attitude toward the Protestant movement, as with most things in our time, and see it as something valid and good that is also corrupt and misguided. Keep this in mind whenever we seem to take an overly pessimistic view of Protestantism.

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