Tag Archives: Romanticism

Friday Phraseology: Transcendentalism


Transcendentalism: Unorthodox religious movement in nineteenth-century New England influenced by *Romanticism and emphasizing *a priori intuition. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, the most famous Transcendentalists, were both avid readers of Samuel Taylor Coleridge but agreed on little between themselves.

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Evans, C. Stephen (2010-04-28). Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (pp. 117-118). Intervarsity Press. Kindle Edition.

Terminology: Romanticism


Romanticism: Philosophical and literary movement of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that emphasized spontaneous feeling and individual freedom in reaction against the *rationalism of the *Enlightenment. In *theology Romanticism had significant influence on Friedrich *Schleiermacher.[1]

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[1] Evans, C. Stephen (2010-04-28). Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Kindle Locations 1542-1544). Intervarsity Press. Kindle Edition.

Saturday Quote: Francis A. Schaeffer on Human Depravity


“Let us be clear about this. All men since the fall have had some psychological problems. It is utter nonsense, a romanticism that has nothing to do with biblical Christianity, to say that a Christian never has a psychological problem. All men have psychological problems. They differ in degree and they differ in kind, but since the fall all men have more or less a problem psychologically. And dealing with this, too, is a part of the present aspect of the gospel and of the finished work of Christ on Calvary’s cross.”[1]


[1] Francis A. Schaeffer “Substantially Healing of Psychological Problems.” True Spirituality. 14th ed. (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1978), 132. Print.