Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Renaissance Man

"While we may ask many questions about Sir Thomas More, his writings and his life, those that look to his role in the Renaissance and the Reformation are some of the most intriguing," begins Julia R. Nelson, quoted by Stephan Hand — [St.] Thomas More, Christian Humanism and Utopia.

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Anonymous Pints in NYC said...

Where are the St. Thomas More's of today? Or the Loyola's? Or the Erasmus's? Or even the Luther's or Calvin's?

Think about it: within about an 80 year time period the world witnessed such tremendously charismatic, capable, influential and powerful men appear on the scene at the same time. Whether you like them or not, I cannot think of anyone today who comes close.

11:32 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

They don't make 'em like they used to.

1:39 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

"Where are the St. Thomas More's of today? Or the Loyola's? Or the Erasmus's?"

Where is the society which would support them in prominence?

As it is, they're quietly doing what they can, where they can.

1:54 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

adding on. The Luther's and Calvin's are common enough, since what we have today is in good part the fruition of their, and their ilk's, efforts.

2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree. Hagee, Jones, etc., don't compare to a Luther or Calvin.

I'm not saying you gotta like Luther or Calvin. But given what is out there today, one at least must "admire" them.

At least as much as one would admire a "Saladin" as he played chess against a Crusading king. Funny how there ain't no noble Muslin leaders today who'd compare, either.

We live in a desert.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ Bob Jones, I mean. And any other TV evangelist with a Mega-church.

7:51 AM  

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