Living In The End Times

Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844677955
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The underlying premise of the book is a simple one: the global capitalist system is approaching an apocalyptic zero-point. Its four riders of the apocalypse are the ecological crisis, the consequences of the biogenetic revolution, the imbalances within the system itself (problems with intellectual property, the forthcoming struggle for raw materials, food and water), and the explosions of social divisions and exclusions. Society’s first reaction is ideological denial, then explosions of anger at the injustices of the new world order, attempts at bargaining, and when this fails, depression and withdrawal set in. Finally, after passing through this zero-point we no longer perceive it as a threat, but as the chance for a new beginning. or, as Mao Zedong might have put it, “There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.” Žižek traces out in detail these five stances, makes a plea for a return to the Marxian critique of political economy, and sniffs out the first signs of a budding communist culture in all its diverse forms—in utopias that range from Kafka’s community of mice to the collective of freak outcasts in the TV series Heroes.

Living In The End Times

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844677955
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Zizek analyzes the end of the world at the hands of the “four riders of the apocalypse.” The underlying premise of the book is a simple one: the global capitalist system is approaching an apocalyptic zero-point. Its four riders of the apocalypse are the ecological crisis, the consequences of the biogenetic revolution, the imbalances within the system itself (problems with intellectual property, the forthcoming struggle for raw materials, food and water), and the explosions of social divisions and exclusions. Society’s first reaction is ideological denial, then explosions of anger at the injustices of the new world order, attempts at bargaining, and when this fails, depression and withdrawal set in. Finally, after passing through this zero-point we no longer perceive it as a threat, but as the chance for a new beginning. or, as Mao Zedong might have put it, “There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.” Žižek traces out in detail these five stances, makes a plea for a return to the Marxian critique of political economy, and sniffs out the first signs of a budding communist culture in all its diverse forms—in utopias that range from Kafka’s community of mice to the collective of freak outcasts in the TV series Heroes.

Are We Living In The End Times

Author: Tim LaHaye
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414351305
Size: 17.81 MB
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The authors discuss signs of end time events according to biblical prophecy and provide twenty reasons why they believe the current generation will witness the end times.

Living In The End Times

Author: James Alison
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 0281050767
Size: 11.26 MB
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This introduction to Christian theology focuses on the central mysteries of the Gospels, the Passion and the Resurrection. The author sets out a comprehensive theology of how we can be transformed and freed from a culture of violence into a new state where we share in the imagination of Jesus.

Living For Christ In The End Times

Author: David R. Reagan
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780892214990
Size: 16.82 MB
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A classic Bible prophecy book that looks at end times subjects, but this one is a positive, hopeful book that urges Christians to both stay strong during persecution, and look anxiously forward to eternity. This book looks at apostasy in the Church, Middle East storm clouds, the importance of vitality of prayer, and practical ways to stand for the faith. One of the most balanced prophecy teachers around today, Reagan has a Ph.D. in political science and taught at the University of Texas before starting Lamb and Lion Ministries in McKinney, TX in 1980. His heavy speaking schedule takes him to a wide range of denominations, all anxious to hear his hope-filled message that says simply, "Jesus is coming soon!"