I found this to be a helpful quote from E. J. Young in My Servants the Prophets: An Authoritative Interpretation of the Institution of the Prophets. And it was written in 1952!
"The climate of the theological and philosophical opinion is more and more to remove the Christian Religion from its foundations in history and to place it in a supra-temporal and supra-historical realm. This procedure is based upon a philosophical position which is essentially anti-metaphysical and hence destroys once and for all true Christianity. For true Christianity is rooted and grounded upon something that God did for man in history. It is a religion that is historical throughout, and if this historical basis goes Christianity goes with it."
Young, Edward J. My Servants the Prophets: An Authoritative Interpretation of the Institution of the Prophets (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1979), 191.