Thursday, March 07, 2013

Final Thoughts on the Anatomy of Melancholy (XI)

1. The main takeaway of the book for me (perhaps) is that no aspect of human understanding/experience/history is consistent, pure, true, through & through.

2. The depth of feeling of 16th and 17th century religious disputes is not easily graspable by us.

3. Protestants of the time like Republicans (I wrote this in early 2009, before the Left had really begun to regain its swagger) in their attitudes towards Catholics. So convinced of their mission.

I am gearing up to do some posts bringing my entire primary reading since 2009, much of which I have largely forgotten the contents of of course, up to date, but I thought I should officially bring the last of my multi-part serieses to a close.

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