Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"That it should come to this..."-Hamlet

I came across a statement, attributed to the late Jaroslav Pelikan, that goes something like this: The history of Christianity can be roughly traced by the kinds of people in succeding ages who are considered virtuouso Christians. The martyr
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gives way to the monk.

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In the Middle Ages the monk gives way to the priest.

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During the Reformation, the priest is replaced by the scholar-professor.

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Here in America, I think it is my duty to report that the scholar-professor has been replaced by the motivational speaker.

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Ø said...

Hey - that last guy is teaching one of my philosophy classes!

Anonymous said...

Well put, with accurate pictures.