Age of Faith vs. Industrial Age
Elena Maria Vidal links to a post by one Fr. Blake of commentary about and images from "AW Pugin['s] manifesto "Contrasts" [in which] he compared his modern and industrial age with that of the 'age of faith' and found the former decidedly lacking" — Medieval vs. Victorian.
We are presented with a "vision was one where man was conscious of his intimate connection with the sacred. At its heart was man as as worshipping God or as we might say today 'as a liturgical person'. For [Pugin] that was a radical alternative to his society. It was also a Christian alternative to the visions of Bentham or Marx and Engels or any of the other constructors of new worlds of the 19th century. It raised man up from meanness conveying an idea of "Glory" rather mere utilitarianism..."