Paradise and Utopia
In this episode Father John describes some of the most noteworthy effects of the Protestant Reformation on Western Christendom, emphasizing the decline of a sacramental basis for civilization and the rise of a primarily moral one.
Welcome back to this reflection on the fall of paradise, the last reflection of the first half of my podcast, Paradise and Utopia: Reflections on the Rise and Fall of Christendom. In the first episode, I talked about the town of Munster in 16th-century Germany when leaders of that town—radical Anabaptist Protestants—seized control of it and proclaimed the existence of a New Jerusalem. In this episode, I would like to turn to the broader experience…