Iain Provan's Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and PDF

By Iain Provan

The modern international has been formed via very important and powerful myths. Karl Jaspers’ build of the “axial age” envisions the typical prior (800–200 BC), the time while Western society used to be born and international religions spontaneously and independently seemed out of a doubtless shared price set. Conversely, the parable of the “dark eco-friendly golden age,” as narrated through David Suzuki and others, asserts that the axial age and the otherworldliness that followed the emergence of equipped faith ripped society from a formerly deep communion with nature. either myths contend that to take care of stability we needs to go back to the idealized earlier. In handy Myths, Iain Provan illuminates the impact of those deeply entrenched and questionable myths, warns in their capability risks, and forebodingly maps the consequences of an international based on such myths.

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