Fall of Gog and Magog If the late 19th century had been an age of religious doubt and secularization, commented Boston bishop Charles D. Williams, the post-war years were an age of “disillusionment,” the “bitter fruit of the shattering experience of the world war.” The war convinced many that progress itself was an illusion, and that human life, while it would change over time, would not necessarily change for the better. In fact, many interpreted another panel from Triumph of Religion, the painting Fall of Gog and Magog, in relation to this brutal international conflict.
Fall of Gog and Magog (1999 photo)
The Triumph of Religion