Subject: RE: (urth) Promises of Spring, or, The Presence of the Unstated Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 13:34:20 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
> That's *a* Christian view of the world. There have been=20 > Christians who believed that Christ and the Holy Spirit=20 > working in the Church would make the world better and better=20 > (but never fully restored) until the return of Christ. (More=20 > in the 19th century than the 20th, for obvious reasons.) Fair enough ... I tend to use terms like "the Christian view"=20 to refer to the mainstream views (i.e., those shared by Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and most of the larger and older Protestant=20 groups). I have indeed seen this view -- though even then they=20 usually refer to the restored world as if it were a new creation.=20 I'm not at all sure why this would have been more prevalent in=20 the XIX century, so I guess the reasons aren't all that obvious. --Blattid --