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.


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]


[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.