The Rivers North of the Future: The Testament of Ivan Illich by David Cayley

By David Cayley

N this provocative new e-book, revered Canadian journalist David Cayley compiles and displays upon the innovations of Ivan Illich, one of many twentieth century's such a lot visionary cultural critics. Illich believed that the West might in basic terms be understood as a corruption of the Christian New testomony. Cayley offers Illich's exploration of this concept, illuminating Illich's techniques at the criminalization of sin, on how the Church has turn into a template for the fashionable geographical region, and the way modern society has develop into a congealed and corrupted Christianity. those opinions are as well timed and worthwhile as Illich's prescription for solving them.

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Ch. 60) is replaced by a sense of opposition. This is not to mention the wide theological variation within Roman Christianity evidenced still some decades later by the followers of Justin Martyr, Marcion, and the Christian Gnostic Valentinus, prominent leaders of Christian groups scattered throughout the city. And so it is difficult to draw conclusions about the au­ thorship of the letter. Its later attribution to the sole bishop of the city, Clement, may represent a "best guess" by later Christians, or may even have been an orthodox claim used to bolster their own position vis-a-vis other groups con­ tending for power in the church.

This is not to mention the wide theological variation within Roman Christianity evidenced still some decades later by the followers of Justin Martyr, Marcion, and the Christian Gnostic Valentinus, prominent leaders of Christian groups scattered throughout the city. And so it is difficult to draw conclusions about the au­ thorship of the letter. Its later attribution to the sole bishop of the city, Clement, may represent a "best guess" by later Christians, or may even have been an orthodox claim used to bolster their own position vis-a-vis other groups con­ tending for power in the church.

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