Rev. George Gerberding wrote this book just at the end of World War I. He answers the question Why? by summarizing and explaining the philosophies embraced by each of the major nations involved in the conflict. The astute reader may recognize the thinking of the young pre-WWI Europeans in the the minds of young Americans today.
German Rationalism, Materialism, Pessimism
- German Rationalism
- Rationalism’s Roots
Rationalism started in Eden when the devil asked, “Yea, hath God said?” Should a being endowed with reason as man is believe that? Should he not at least investigate, criticize and judge all such sayings that purport to come from God?
- Germany’s Pantheism
- Pantheistic State Craft
- Materialism. Determinism. Socialistic Atheism.
- Militarism. School Craft. Intolerance.
- Pessimism. Bitter Fruit.
- Goethe. Schleiermacher. Claus Harms. Ritschl. Eucken.
- Religion And Literature
- French Revolution. French Philosophy.
- What’s Wrong With England? Some Sore Spots.
- Apostasy. Darwinism.
- England’s Debasing Literature
- America. Good Beginnings. Later Apostasy.
- Social And Spiritual Dangers
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