In the early nineteenth century an artistic and intellectual movement arose called Romanticism. This was a way of looking at life through feelings. Romanticism insisted that man was no cog in human society, he was a vibrant part of nature. Revolting against society’s rules, human reason and traditional authority, romanticism stressed the individual, his spirit, and his longing for the ultimate.
Romanticism swept through Christian circles and spoke often of the "living Christ" within human spirits. Why trouble about formal and external creeds when so intimate and so undeniable a certainty ruled every soul?
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