the institutional religious fracture

Wendell Berry, the great American essayist, in his book The Unsettling of America, writes:
This separation of the soul from the body and from the world is no disease of the fringe, no aberration, but a fracture that runs through the mentality of institutional religion like a geological fault. And this rift in the mentality of religion continues to characterize the modern mind, no matter how secular or worldly it becomes.

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