Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

They all hate the Puritans

So I'm reading this book on the Black hole of Calcutta by Jan Dalley when suddenly out of nowhere she decides that a snide remark about the Puritans would be in order. She says in parentheses
"puritans were allowed spices, while other stimulants were prohibited"
What she could possibly be talking about I don't know. I know the Puritans banned a lot of things but I have never heard of them being against alcohol, coffee, tea or any other such thing. It's just a snide remark, unmissed by the publisher because anti-puritanism is so common.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So you've started beginning some of your posts with 'so'.