The Rivers North of the Future
The Testament of Ivan IllichBook - 2005
In this provocative new book, respected Canadian journalist David Cayley compiles and reflects upon the thoughts of Ivan Illich, one of the 20th century's most visionary cultural critics. Illich believed that the West could only be understood as a corruption of the Christian New Testament. Cayley presents Illich's exploration of this idea, illuminating Illich's thoughts on the criminalization of sin, on how the Church has become a template for the modern nation-state, and how contemporary society has become a congealed and corrupted Christianity. These critiques are as timely and valuable as Illich's prescription for fixing them.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2005
Branch Call Number: 230.01 ILL
Characteristics: xx, 252 p. ; 23 cm