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The End of Christendom

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Christendom according to Malcolm Muggeridge, is something quite different from Christianity. Christ said his kingdom was not of this world; Christendom on the other hand, is of this world and, like every other human creation, subject to decay and eventual desolation. In this book, Muggeridge perceptively explores the downfall of Christendom, indicating some of the contribu ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published June 20th 1980 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published 1980)
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Don Weidinger
Feb 21, 2015 Don Weidinger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1980, no good w/o God, Blaise Pascal, highest aspiration to see God, misuse of words are undoing love freedom liberation to facilitate more ill of abortion and marriage, current times focused on trite, humility a condition of virtue, faith as received by heart not reason, arrogance of mind produced the devil see Dostoyevsky book, see also decline of west per Solzhenitsyn Harvard lecture, also John Henry Newman, civilizations wax and wane, excessive self-indulgence break down of law/order and soc ...more
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Although I don't agree with many of Muggeridge"s conservative views, I found this to be a compelling discussion of the place of Christianity in the modern era.
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Christendom may collapse, but Christ will never cease to be.
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Refreshing writer. If you believe the mainstream media and love the worldly institutions you will not like this book.
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Like reading the thoughts of someone who has trained himself to correctly think on deep values and subjects. Recommend this book!
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Good. Also read in November of 1980.
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Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge was an English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist. During World War II, he was a soldier and a spy. He is credited with popularising Mother Teresa and in his later years became a Catholic.
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“People think of faith as being something that you don't really believe, a device in helping you believe simply it. Of course that is quite wrong. As Pascal says, faith is a gift of God. It is different from the proof of it. It is the kind of faith God himself places in the heart, of which the proof is often the instrument...
He says of it, too, that it is the heart which is aware of God, and not reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not be reason.”
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“[Pascal] was the first and perhaps is still the most effective voice to be raised in warning of the consequences of the enthronement of the human ego in contradistinction to the cross, symbolizing the ego's immolation. How beautiful it all seemed at the time of the Enlightenment, that man triumphant would bring to pass that earthly paradise whose groves of academe would ensure the realization forever of peace, plenty, and beatitude in practice. But what a nightmare of wars, famines, and folly was to result therefrom.” 18 likes
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