How did our modern world turn out the way it is with its dictatorship of relativism and Kingdom of Whatever? How do we understand ourselves historically? The answers to those questions are contingent on answers to those related to the meaning of life itself, which do involve God and who we understand Him to be: is He the essence of Being Itself or just a being among many? Modernism is failing due to the Reformation choosing the latter option.
Mothers, Lovers, Priests, Prophets, and Kings: What the Old Testament Tells Us About God and Ourselves by Mary Katharine Deeley. $6.39. Author: Mary Katharine Deeley. 129 pages. Publisher: Liguori Publications (June 1, 2011)
"Or suppose that he gets drowsy in some even more abnormal position; sitting in an armchair, say, after dinner: then the world will fall topsy-turvy from its orbit, the magic chair will carry him at full speed through time and space, and when he opens his eyes again he will imagine that he went to sleep months earlier and in some far distant country." MP || H.G. Wells: First edition of The Time Machine in 1895. (http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300185430) Later: Mme. Cottard