June 03, 2013
Russell Moore on how Abraham Kuyper predicted the era of Madison Avenue’s culture of art and mammon:
[James Bratt] writes that Kuyper saw the dangerous combination of “Art as captured by Mammon.” Here the two combined to a “commercialized, lowered, prostituted, feeding the mass compulsion for excitement, excess, and the erotic.” In this, Bratt contends that Kuyper was hitting close to explaining the contemporary rise of Madison Avenue as a cultural force, “the marriage of Art and Mammon that is commercial advertising.”
Here’s where Abraham Kuyper has something to say to Don Draper. Continue Reading...