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

By John Michael Greer

Growth is not only a aim within the West—it's a faith. most folks 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 top oil and weather switch don't truly matter—after all, our lab-coated excessive monks would definitely bring on yet one more miracle to save lots of us all.

Unfortunately, development as we've recognized it's been solely depending on the breakneck exploitation of part a thousand million years of saved solar within the kind of fossil fuels. because the age of this affordable, considerable strength attracts to a detailed, growth is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are educating us that our blind religion in never-ending exponential development is a deadly myth.

After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the form of historical past from a viewpoint at the a ways aspect of the arriving concern. John Michael Greer's startling exam of the function our trust structures play within the evolution of our collective recognition is needed interpreting for someone eager about making feel of the long run at a time after we needs to search new resources of that means, price, and desire for the period ahead.

John Michael Greer is a student of ecological historical past and an the world over popular futurist whose weblog, The Archdruid Report, has develop into probably 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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21 A later hand reveals a change in tradition, as the words “salt water” were added above the word ˜aroset. 22 These two words of non-Hebrew origin were emphasized by being written in red, rather than black, ink. For a brief discussion of the terms used for karpas, see David Goldstein, The Ashkenazi Haggadah: A Hebrew Manuscript of the Mid-15th Century from the Collections of the British Library, Written and Illuminated by Joel ben Simeon called Feibush Ashkenazi, with a Commentary Attributed to Eleazar ben Judah of Worms (London: Thames & Hudson, 1997), 13.

An appendix lists the manuscripts under discussion, where and when they were produced, and the name of the scribe and the artist, when known. I am grateful to Maria Chamberlin-Hellman, David Komet, Jacob Malki, Menahem Schmelzer, Jerry Schwarzbard, Shimon Sharvit, and David Wachtel for their helpful suggestions during the preparation of this article. 2 According to Raphael Lowe, the identity of the author of this commentary, which is titled Perush ha-halel l’-rabeynu Sh’lomo, remains unknown. The Rylands Haggadah: A Medieval Sephardi Masterpiece in Facsimile: An Illuminated Passover Compendium from Mid-14thCentury Catalonia in the Collections of the John Rylands Library of Manchester, with a Commentary 24 evelyn m.

4r). 26 evelyn m. cohen did not enumerate what was placed on the Seder plate, it did mention that the cooked items were an egg and either meat or fish (fol. 5v). The Rylands Haggadah (fol. 20v) specified that the basket included three matzot, karpas, maror, ˜aroset, z’ro’a, and an egg. 13 The Mariano del Buono Prayer Book (fol. 200v), the Second New York Haggadah (fol. 14v), and the Rothschild Ma˜zor (fol. 91r) explained the term sh’murim, saying that the wheat had to be guarded from the beginning of the process for the specific purpose of making the matzot.

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