1183 AD – WESTERN HISTORIOGRAPHY
Joachim of Fiore develops a seemingly occult -quasi-millenarian dispensationalist historiographical view, dividing history into three epochs to be analogous with the Trinity: The Ancient (Age of the Son), The Middle Age (of the Father), and the Age fo the Holy Spirit – the ‘new’ or Modern age. This becomes the platform for historical assumptions in the West ever since. In this, the West has extended St. Augustine’s speculations about created things being analogous to God into a historical view, and this becomes the prefigure of Hegel and then Marx and Marxism.
1200 AD (approx) – SCHOLASTICISM
Rediscovery by the Western (Roman Catholic) Church of Aristotle through Jewish and Muslim Philosophy (Maimonides, Avicenna, Averroes). Rise of scholasticism in Latin universities.
1274 AD – THE NEW AUGUSTINIST
Summa Theologica (Thomas Aquinas) kicks scholasticism into high gear, making hay on the foundation of St. Augustine’s speculations, and systematizing religious philosophy in a way previously unparalleled.
1450 AD – THE PRESS
1481 AD – THE INQUISITION
Spanish Inquisition established.
1517 AD – PROTESTANTISM
Protestant Reformation in the Roman Catholic Church. Dialectic takes shape: Scripture vs. Tradition, Faith vs. Work, Christ vs. Saints, Believer vs. Clergy, etc.
Anglican Church founded.
Presbyterian Church founded. Roman Catholic Counter-reformation begins.
Congregationalist Church founded.
Baptist Churches founded.
1616 AD – GALILEO
Peak of Galileo’s conflict with Rome.
Dutch Reformed Church founded.
Methodist Churches founded. Unitarian Church founded.
1807 AD – HEGEL
Hegel publishes hia Phenomenology of Spirit.
Mormon Church founded.
1848 AD – MARX
Marx and Engels publish Communist Manifesto.
Salvation Army founded.
Christian Scientist religion founded.
Founding of Church of the Nazarene, Pentecostal Gospel, Holiness Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and hundreds of other Protestant groups.
Vatican II council in the Roman Catholic Church. This becomes a watershed moment of change that spreads to all mainline Protestant denominations as well (Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist), heralded by some as the ‘new age’ and condemned by others as the end of objective reality, moral absolutes, and core doctrines of their faiths.
General Convention in the Episcopal Church – represents the Vatican II of the Anglican and Episcopal world.
New Book of Common Prayer in the Episcopal Church becomes the symbol of the transformation.