Faith and Enlightenment in Dark Times - Sightings (Martin Marty)
As a historian, I have studied how faith intersected with the Enlightenment -- the British Enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Enlightenment as a movement emerged as Europe tried to emerge from more than a century of conflict. The Enlightenment gave birth to the Modern Age, of which we are heirs. For some Enlightenment and faith cannot coexist. Martin Marty, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday and the 20th anniversary of the Martin Marty Center offers a response to one writer who sees faith and Enlightenment as incompatible, offering his hope that one can embrace both. I invite you to read and while you read, may we all give thanks for the long witness of Martin Marty.