Millennium Myth: Hope for a Postmodern World by Tom Wright

By Tom Wright

Wright argues that obtaining prepared for the millennium doesn't suggest preparing for the tip of the realm as we all know it, and indicates that the millennium hype is overlaying a deeper challenge in our tradition. by means of following a few historic phrases on wish, Wright outlines a pragmatic manner for making a higher international as we circulation into the arrival age.

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But on Judgement Day that's where the River of Blood is going to flow. It's going to be full of Freemasons, whores and heretics: Protestants, Schismatics, Jews, Catholics . . ' 'Then,' said Theophanes, 'unless you convert to Orthodoxy, you too will follow your Pope down that valley, through the scorching fire. ' I smiled, but Fr. Theophanes was in full swing and clearly in no mood for joking. ' He shook his head gravely. 'But some of our Orthodox fathers have had visions. Firefire that will never end, terrible, terrible firewill come from the throne of Christ .

And all this is bound up closely with the cultural crisis that goes under the loose label ''postmodernism". Again, the briefest of accounts must suffice here. All Change The context for the cultural change has again been a change in the methods and assumptions of the way we live. ). Like most good advertisements, this one was telling people something they were already starting to think for themselves. The microchip has replaced the factory, the secretary, and a lot of other things and people as well; communities that depended on eighteenth-century ways of doing things have been reduced either to mass unemployment or to the status of theme parks, with the inhabitants now paid to dress up as miners, steelworkers or whatever, and to < previous page robin-bobin page_53 next page > robin-bobin robin-bobin < previous page page_54 next page > Page 54 amuse the tourists by pretending to do what their forebears did for real.

The result is known, notoriously, as deconstruction. Again, you can see this clearly at the political level. The post-war generation lived by the myth that world politics consisted of the Cold War, and that once that got sorted out everything would be all right. , declaring that there was now nothing much more to happen. We still, however, had, and have, the Middle East. We still have Northern Ireland.

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