The Search for a Plural America: Protestant and Enlightenment Authority in American History

Andrew Finstuen
2016 Harvard Theological Review  
A crisis of authority defines modernity. The crisis in the Christian West dates to the Reformation and the church-and-state conflicts based upon the question: whose Christianity? The crisis deepened during the Enlightenment as advances in science, reason, and technology changed the question: Christianity or not? By the 1960s, post-structuralism or postmodernity had posed the very question of authority and asserted competing authorities.
doi:10.1017/s0017816015000528 fatcat:bpkaey7k4zgjnavgs3fzb2dnq4