Beyond the Promised Land: The Movement and the Myth

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Between The Lines, 2005 - Business & Economics - 214 pages
Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools,Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy.

From the first recorded versions of "the promise" saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas' rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.

David Noble is the author of Progress Without People (BTL, 1995) andDigital Diploma Mills (BTL, 2002). He teaches history at York University, Toronto.

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this book explores fundamental principles of pre-christian thought - in particular the concept of mortality.

Contents

Prologue
1
Hope in the Here and Now
3
THE EVOLUTION OF THE MYTH
9
THE ECLIPSE OF THE MYTH
143
Epilogue
208
Index
211
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David Franklin Noble (July 22, 1945 - December 27, 2010) was a critical historian of technology, science and education, best known for his groundbreaking work on the social history of automation. In his final years he taught in the Division of Social Science, and the department of Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto. Noble held positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Smithsonian Institution and Drexel University, as well as many visiting professorships.

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