Caring For Souls
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Caring For Souls

The Fallacy of Chronological Privilege

Famed author and professor, C.S. Lewis defined the term “chronological snobbery” as:

The uncritical acceptance of the intellectual climate common to our own age and the assumption that whatever has gone out of date is on that account discredited.

We have a tendency to view whatever is new, cutting edge, and sexy as superior to the staid and outdated methods and ideas of the past. It’s an intellectual shortcut that permits us to march ever onward to the steady drumbeat of progress while ignoring everything that has gone on before. No need…

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Caleb McCary

Caleb McCary

Experienced Chaplain. Photography Enthusiast. Lover of learning. Reader of books. Sci-Fi fan.