Proverbs like, “Whoever marries the spirit of the age will soon be a widower’ are known to all, but few read the work which it comes from, The Spirit of the Age, published 1911 by the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Dean Inge writes about the clergy’s tendency to fuse Christianity with the en-vogue secular trends of the day, exploring the danger of the Church embracing passing secular topics of the time.
This short work strikes powerfully at us today, for today’s clergy are no less passionate to fuse the church to the social fads of the era. Dean Inge reminds what the focus of a Christian should be, and the right posture to take towards things which secularism claims are important. Enjoy!