The 1920s an Age of Spiritual Claustrophobia

The Catholic theologian Ronald Knox was a robust champion of religion in age of “spiritual claustrophobia”, as he called it:

” There has grown up almost a ‘ conspiracy-mania’ about the teaching of religion …” it has no roots in common sense or in logic. We have made a dogma of dogmatism, we have a creed of creedlesslness, and our protest against formula is, in this age of catchwords, the most stereotyped formula of the lot”

[Knox, Caliban in Grub Street (1930) ]

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