Our Shadowed World

Reflections on Civilization, Conflict, and Belief

By Dominic Kirkham

Our Shadowed World

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  • ISBN: 9781532661730
  • Pages: 214
  • Publication Date: 8/8/2019
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Our Shadowed World

Reflections on Civilization, Conflict, and Belief

By Dominic Kirkham

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  • ISBN: 9781532661730
  • Pages: 214
  • Publication Date: 8/8/2019
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

About-

Civilization is often equated with the story of human advancement and progress. Yet it is also the story of human oppression, exploitation, war, and empire. In our own time, modern global civilization has brought us to the brink of planetary destruction. By offering an understanding of our past, this book aims to provide a stimulus to considering a different future. Our Shadowed World considers how we have been brought to this point. It describes how the fragmented and conflicted state of humanity has “progressed” from the earliest city-states to the devastation of world war and holocaust—how civilization has brought its own form of savagery.



What beliefs have underlain and motivated human action? How have humans tried to understand their world? Driven by the relentless quest for power, by greed, and by extreme beliefs, the human enterprise today has placed the very idea of civilization under threat, the subject of radical questioning. Despite a new ecological awareness dedicated to saving the planet from civilization’s carelessness, and a preoccupation with the nature of apocalyptic thinking, a question mark looms over the very survival of humanity in its present state—a question mark that now overshadows the world.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“The breadth and depth of Dominic Kirkham’s knowledge of history, archaeology, and theology are impressive. His personal career has afforded him unique insight into humankind’s checkered past and a profound concern for our uncertain future. Add to these a well-honed critical intellect, and the result is bound to be both stimulating and challenging.”

—Tom Hall, retired publisher

Contributors-

Dominic Kirkham

Bio(s)-

Dominic Kirkham has been a teacher, a member of a religious order, a chaplain, a priest, and a community activist. He has also led community enterprises and social projects and has authored From Monk to Modernity (2015).

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