Joyless Modernity

“Modernity has for many moderns been a singularly joyless place… And no wonder:If the burden of reducing the world to order fell on you; if you were tasked to construct a theory of everything and then write out the equation; if you had to be on constant patrol along the empty razor-wire borders between religion and politics, art and life, theology and philosophy, nature and society, us and them; if you had to ensure that the trinity of control, freedom, and progress remained in place for all ages—if you had all this to do, you might not exactly be bubbling buoyantly with childish glee.”

Peter J. Leithart, Solomon Among the Postmoderns.

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