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The Intellectual Fallout From World War I, William Dean Oct 2014

The Intellectual Fallout From World War I, William Dean

Faculty Scholarship – History

Many books link World War II to postmodernism, but few link World War I in the same way. The author here explores the intellectual fallout from World War I as the context of the roots of post-modernism. His limited purpose in this paper is to explore one of many possible links between the unanticipated carnage of World War I, through existentialism, to the attack on meaning in history posed by postmodernism. The postmodern drive towards individual isolation and autonomy has a corrosive political impact on our world, as it does on individual well being.

One of the internal inconsistencies that ...


Practical Norm Of Love: Religious Existentialism Iii, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop Sep 1958

Practical Norm Of Love: Religious Existentialism Iii, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop

Wesleyan Holiness Articles

“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” This is the test and measure of love to God. It, in the most fundamental way, evidences the sincerity of our love. It also gives it concrete and wholesome content. Had not this description of agape been given to us, Christian ethics would have been left dangerously subjective and abstract, dangerous because abstraction cancels out love. The second commandment is the test of the keeping of the first.


Love Is Existential: Religious Existentialism Ii, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop Aug 1958

Love Is Existential: Religious Existentialism Ii, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop

Wesleyan Holiness Articles

Jesus' command that we love the Lord with all the heart, soul, mind, and strength puts the Christian life into the plane where we all live. It speaks of the moral atmosphere out of which life with all of its phases is lived. it is a dynamic principle o f life and love to God that proceeds from the deepest depth of human personality up and out, to the farthest edge o f everything we do. To love with the heart is the whole man integrated about a chosen object. The heart is often considered the center o f the ...


Sanctification Is Existential: Religious Existentialism I, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop Jul 1958

Sanctification Is Existential: Religious Existentialism I, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop

Wesleyan Holiness Articles

It has been the contention of the church that sanctification is not simply an intellectual idea and a formal statement of faith but also a way of life. Religious existentialism is a reaction against hollow orthodoxy, icily correct doctrine, and an empty religious profession. It is an affirmation for theological truth presented in such a way that, when properly believed, it demands a thorough transformation of a man’s everyday life.