An organism was to him something controlled by a formative organizing principle.
When this stage was reached the formative age of feudalism may be considered at an end.
The formative principle or force of the world is said to contain the several rational germinal forms of things.
But we may say that the formative age was over when these features of the system had combined to be its characteristic marks.
In any case, however, this myth has exercised a formative influence on the conception of Antichrist.