After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the by John Michael Greer

By John Michael Greer

Growth isn't just a target within the West—it's a faith. most folk think in its inherent price as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our religion in growth drives the preferred insistence that height oil and weather swap don't really matter—after all, our lab-coated excessive clergymen would certainly bring about yet one more miracle to avoid wasting us all.

Unfortunately, growth as we've identified it's been completely depending on the breakneck exploitation of part 1000000000 years of saved sun within the kind of fossil fuels. because the age of this reasonable, plentiful power attracts to a detailed, development is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are educating us that our blind religion in never-ending exponential progress is a perilous myth.

After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the form of historical past from a point of view at the a long way aspect of the arrival difficulty. John Michael Greer's startling exam of the position our trust structures play within the evolution of our collective recognition is needed interpreting for an individual serious about making experience of the longer term at a time once we needs to search new assets of that means, worth, and wish for the period ahead.

John Michael Greer is a student of ecological background and an across the world popular futurist whose weblog, The Archdruid Report, has develop into some of the most commonly pointed out on-line assets facing the destiny of business society. he's the writer of over thirty books, together with Green Wizardry and The lengthy Descent.

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B. »The four devices of repetition, chiasm, distant parallelism, and hinge verse stand out as recurring and unifying poetic technique in this section of Isa«. 165 Nicht nur auf solche poetische Kunstgriffe, sondern auch auf die thematische Struktur hat er seine Aufmerksamkeit gerichtet: »Following the Introduction [56,1 — 8], the three succeeding poems [56,9 — 57,21; 58,1 — 14 und 59,1—20] demonstrate a thematic arrangement moving from a word of judgment to a promise of salvation. The consistent pattern of these three units separates them from the introduction and suggests a unity of style which brings the themes of judgment and salvation into relationship with one another«.

Volz, Muilenburg und Bonnard 18 urteilen, daß V. 5 und V. 6 zusammengehören; Abramowski 19 , Westermann und Pauritsch halten V. 5 für eine eigenständige Einheit. Nach Westermann und Pauritsch werden die Verse 7—14 von den Versen 6 und 15 f. gerahmt. Wenn man V. 7 —14 unterteilen will, kann man zumindest mit einem Einschnitt zwischen V. 11 und 12 rechnen (Duhm 20 , Elliger, Pauritsch, Bonnard u. ). Genauer betrachtet sind diese Verse in V. 7 —9,10 f. und 12—14 zu unterteilen (Muilenburg, Westermann und Bonnard).

V. 7) abgefaßt sein muß. Die genauere Abfassungszeit zu bestimmen, ist nicht leicht. Aber weil das, was Pauritsch 53 über 56,1—8 insgesamt sagt, »daß kurz nach der Fertigstellung des Jerusalemer Tempels die Frage der Jahwezugehörigkeit am aktuellsten, und angesichts der sich konstituierenden Kultgemeinde die Jes 56,3 ff. auslösenden Fragen am dringlichsten waren«, insbesondere für 56,1—5 zutrifft, würde sich die Zeit kurz nach 515 v. Chr. für die Abfassung anbieten. 52 53 U. Kellermann, Nehemia.

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