A. Padgett,S. Wilkens
The nineteenth century continues to wield its substantial influence more than one hundred years later. Marx, Mill, Hegel, Nietzche, Kierkegaard, Emerson, Darwin, Freud and Webber brought their era new realms of thought which still populate our imaginations. As a result, the study of history, science, psychology, philosophy, sociology and religion has not been the same since. The heirs to rationalism began to explore the full range of human experience - which became a matter of philosophical and theological interest, and even authority. Romanticism flourished in arts and literature as Idealism, Transcendentalism, Pragmatism and other movements developed. All had a profound effect on religion and how it was viewed - particularly on Christianity.